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ChrisNewbigging

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Lincolnshire police target bikes with hidden cameras

Lincolnshire police forces are to use hidden speed cameras to catch speeding motorcyclists in the county. Police claim that nearly one quarter of the 79 road deaths on Lincolnshire roads were motorcyclists and has launched  %X91Operation Stealth%X92 to reduce that number. This spring will see police officers placed at specific locations at pre-determined times to catch speeding bikes and cars. Inspector Andy McManus...

robhull

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Ban bikes petition

A new petition has been created on the 10 Downing Street website calling to ban the sale and use of motorcycles.The petition, which was set up on October 1 by a Peter A Jordan, says: %X93Motorbikes are dangerous to all road users, are frequently driven recklessly, and cause a disproportionate number of deaths and serious injuries. Their removal would benefit...

  • Created 08 August 2007 14:18 by robhull
  • Last comment 6 years ago ago by mikebike07
  • 22 comments
Anonymous

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Video: Med Hughes: %X93We are expected to abide by the law%X94

This video clip of shamed top traffic cop Med Hughes shows him preaching about the benefits of speed cameras %X96 just a month before he was nabbed by a camera himself. He was caught on camera in May, and banned today for 42 days for doing 90mph on an A road. The clip was recorded in April for the DVD: "How to...

Anonymous

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How your local police plan to target you

After learning some forces are planning to use ASBO laws to seize bikes during summer clampdowns, we asked every force in the country what enforcement plans they had in store targeting bikes. See what your local force said below. Get today%X92s MCN  (Wednesday, May 16, 2007) for details on forces planning to use ASBO laws. AVON AND SOMERSETRoadside checks throughout May...

  • Created 16 May 2007 11:04 by MCN News Desk
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by Tam01
  • 27 comments
SarahC

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A case of mistaken motorcycle identity - tell us your story

In this week%X92s MCN (December 12, 2007) we reported the story of Karen Gregson-Smith who was harassed into selling her motorcycle after being wrongly accused of riding in a bus lane. Karen was sent a %XA3100 penalty charge with a picture of a motorcycle in a bus lane with what looked like here number plate. It turned out not to be...

  • Created 12 December 2007 16:45 by SarahC
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by PCullen
  • 6 comments
Anonymous

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GPS trouble in Spain

I would just like to tell you about an encounter I had with the Spanish Police. In October I was riding my Tiger 955i up through Spain, heading for France enjoying the weather and the great roads, when I got pulled over by the Guard Civil. They had seen that I had a Tomtom GPS fitted to the bike with an intercom lead running from my lid. They...

  • Created 26 November 2007 09:29 by kevin o neill
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by Tozzer
  • 6 comments
Anonymous

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V-sign biker banned for a year

A biker who stuck two fingers up at a speed camera doing 105mph has been banned from driving for a year. 45-year-old bus driver, Phil Coffey, raced through the same three forward facing cameras on his BMW in Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard travelling to and back from the bus depot where he worked between February and June this year. But because all the...

  • Created 17 May 2007 11:57 by Rob Hull
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by ajwnet
  • 16 comments
rushybike

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Brunstrom continues to be a clown at our expense

So senior cop Brunstrom strikes again by breaking into his office, climbing scaffolding (despite 'elf 'n'safety legislation which anyone else woud get collared for) to 'test security' and of course was backed by the North Wales Police Authority. It really is time that this 'public servant' was brought to book. His Authority should be thrown out of office with him.

  • Created 18 December 2007 17:19 by rushybike
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by jamesgray
  • 14 comments
Anonymous

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My speeding case victory

I have recently defended my speeding prosecution, for travelling at 91mph on a 60mph road. I gathered and researched myself all facts and figures, challenged the copper who photoed me from a roadside van and then took the CPS and the police to court. I won and the case was in my favour. So there you have it, you can beat...

TomRayner

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Police chief wants hidden cameras

The head of ACPO road policing has admitted in an interview that he wants hidden speed cameras on our roads. Meredydd Hughes is the controversial Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and senior figure in the influential Police body, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) who told MCN: %X93I was a speeding addict%X94. In an interview with the Times newspaper Hughes...

  • Created 05 June 2007 12:53 by TomRayner
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by jowjow
  • 20 comments

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