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‘Grave concerns’ about graphic safety ad

Steve Farrell, 02 July 2013 09:47

A leading riders’ group has said it has “grave concerns” about a graphic new safety ad.  The cinema ad by Transport for London shows a motorcyclist lying on his back in the road. While paramedics work to save him, he says to the camera: “I’m going into cardiac arrest now. Silly place to overtake, really. Still, you live and learn ...

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New dedicated courts for minor traffic offences

Steve Farrell, 17 May 2013 14:02

Minor traffic offences will be dealt with by new dedicated courts under plans announced by the Government today.Setting up special traffic courts will free up magistrates to deal with more serious cases, according to the Ministry of Justice.About half a million traffic cases are heard by magistrates each year, often taking longer to process than major offences, the department said.The ...

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10 worst and five best promo videos

Steve Farrell, 26 April 2013 07:00

1. Kawasaki Z800Bystanders gawp at the new Z800 and take photographs in this preposterous video from Kawasaki Australia. It's as though they've found a portal to another universe and not a mass production motorcycle. A trucker radios his mates and weirdly gets a nod from the passing rider. Two hairy Antipodeans applaud and give thumbs up to the parked bike. Clearly ...

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Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

Steve Farrell, 28 March 2013 12:02

An Italian motorcycle dealership has suffered a second failed theft attempt in six months. CCTV footage shows four thieves spend three minutes breaking into an Aprilia showroom before fleeing. The four are seen arriving on two scooters shortly after 11pm. One cuts through the shop’s metal shutters with a disc grinder while the others keep watch.   Once inside, three struggle ...

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The Rules: Be a four-time world title-winning race mechanic

Steve Farrell, 27 March 2013 18:00

Anyone who followed Carl Fogarty’s World Superbike career will know the name Slick Bass. As Ducati’s chief mechanic, it was Slick’s spannering that helped Foggy win a record four titles in the Nineties.  Anthony Bass, nicknamed Slick for his speed, and possibly the odd oil spillage, has also worked alongside Joey Dunlop, Steve Hislop and Ron Haslam in a 30-year-career. ...

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Rider group’s fury as hit-and-run drink-driver walks free

Steve Farrell, 15 March 2013 13:16

The Motorcycle Action Group has accused courts of ‘inconsistent sentencing’ after a hit-and-run drink-driver walked free from court. MAG President Ian Mutch attacked the ‘leniency’ of a suspended sentence handed to Thomas Scully, 63, who was more than twice over the legal alcohol limit when he pulled out on a motorcyclist. Scully, who had spent hours drinking in a pub before ...

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£1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring

Steve Farrell, 07 February 2013 11:05

Drivers will be told to look out for bikes in a £1.2mllion government campaign this spring.  The ‘Think bike’ campaign will run from March to April, to coincide with many riders returning to the roads after winter.  The Department for Transport plans to spend more on the initiative than almost any other road safety campaign this year. Funding of £1.275million ...

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MCN rides the Wall of Death

Steve Farrell, 23 December 2012 09:30

I wouldn’t usually spend much time thinking about the word ‘hurt’. But I did recently give it some consideration after receiving an email warning: “There is a very good chance you will get hurt.” Actually, the word and its definition became a matter for urgent consideration. And I considered that it embraced anything from a scratch to a maiming. Usually, ...

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Chances running out for under-24s to do Direct Access

Steve Farrell, 10 December 2012 09:44

Only a few chances remain for under-24-year-olds to do a single Direct Access bike test for an unrestricted motorcycle licence. Riders currently have to be 21 for Direct Access but the minimum age is rising.  The DSA said: ‘Test slots are now nearly fully booked until January 19, when the new rules come into force.’ Younger riders are also affected. ...

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Speed awareness course could mean higher insurance costs

Steve Farrell, 19 November 2012 16:33

Taking a speed awareness course could lead to increased insurance premiums. Admiral is raising premiums of people who attend the courses, which are offered instead of a fine and licence penalty points. The insurance group says people who attend the course pose a higher risk.Avoiding extra insurance costs has been a key attraction of the courses, which are typically more ...

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