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%X91Motorcycle detection system%X92 on roads by Easter

A new surveillance system designed to track movements of motorcyclists on the roads will be operational by Easter, MCN can reveal. The technology can tell motorcycles apart from other vehicles, measure their speeds and will be able to read number plates under plans. Data such as the routes taken by individual motorcyclists along with time and date will be collected...

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Police check mopeds power output at the roadside

Hampshire Police stopped 48 moped riders in the space of two and-a-quarter hours, as part of a crackdown on motorcyclists de-restricting their machine. The force used a roadside dyno to check the power output of 21 mopeds during the campaign in late April. A further 20 riders received cautions for speeding, two mopeds were seized because the rider%X92s didn%X92t have a...


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EU Regulation on Type Approval and Market Surveillance of two and three-wheeled vehicles

Anyone else written to their MEPs about this?Got a disgusting reply (complete with condescending hand wringing) from the Lib Dems which broadly support the law, a very positive response from UKIP and I am still waiting for Labour and the Conservative response...  Don't think I will be voting Lib Dem anytime in this life again... (and I thought they were more about fairness and personal choice).

  • Created 02 March 2012 15:11 by Andy949494

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Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

A vigilante motorcyclist has revealed how he rides dead on the speed limit, films bikers who overtake and hands the footage to police. Riding instructor Jeff Smith uses a helmet-mounted camera to film continuously for up to three hours while riding his ex-police Honda Pan European. The 62-year-old from Southampton said: %X93I record all the idiots that, while I%X92m doing...


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The problem with the swerve test is...

Well, the new test is here, very sorry to hear of people dropping the bike on test and, even worse, someone getting hurt. We have our own Mod 1 course for trainee's to practice on. So far no-one has dropped the bike, we are very carefull with our trainee's only allowing them to do the avoidance exercise when we think they are...

  • Created 30 April 2009 15:18 by GTATRRT
  • Last comment 3 years ago ago by CBRJGWRR
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Parking bay charges launched today in Westminster

Westminster City Council today began introducing a %XA31.50 per day charge for motorcycle parking. The council has planned a phased rollout of the charging scheme, with all its bays due to be covered by the end of August. Riders can pay for parking by setting up a Pay by Phone account, or they can pre-register for the scheme online. In addition to...

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Westminster parking protest group formed

London motorcyclists are banding together to protest against the introduction of bike parking charges by Westminster City Council. The Westminster Motorcycle Charging Direct Action group is planning a go-slow ride on August 22, which would set off from Hyde Park Corner at 9am. Organiser Paul Amery has set up the group on social networking site Facebook. He says that the introduction...


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New test claims another victim

My mate had an accident yesterday on the mod1 test. It was pissing it down, high winds, went to do swerve manuover and the front tucked. He wrecked his boots, jacket, gloves and unfortunatly had jeans on, so road rashed his knee. He feels pretty stiff today. Never have I seen such a dangerous piece of legislation, what's next? seatbelts for bikes?

  • Created 07 May 2009 16:08 by gary hendry
  • Last comment 5 years ago ago by mgilts

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Shock - motorcyclist thinks new test is good thing!

As a keen motorcyclist for many years I cannot understand why so many people are up in arms about the new test. Surely a test that is designed to be more challenging and ensure learners have sufficient control of the bike before being let out alone on the roads can only be good for everyone. Perhaps it will weed out...

  • Created 05 September 2008 15:34 by Anon
  • Last comment 5 years ago ago by westbeach

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One word describes the new test - pathetic!

It comes as no surprise to the majority of bikers that on day one of the 'new test' two accidents occur causing injury to one learner. Why is it that in conditions that look pretty awful and wet in the picture was the swerve test even allowed to take place in the first place? More importantly, why does the DSA and...


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