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No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Steve Farrell, 15 February 2011 12:20

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts.Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that has delayed the scheme for a year, two months before they face redundancy.The cameras were installed last spring at a cost of £800,000 but have been dormant for ...

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Your View: Was Richard Brunstrom right or wrong to display images of a decapitated biker?

Steve Farrell, 28 November 2007 14:22

We want to poll your views on whether North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom was right or wrong to use images of a decapitated biker in a road safety press briefing. Brunstrom himself is unapologetic, claiming the photos were "supposed to be a celebration of policing", and blaming the media for reporting  on the images. He has said that "there ...

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Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Steve Farrell, 17 July 2007 09:00

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities into chaos and led to drastic cuts in the number of hours spent enforcing the limits, an MCN investigation has found. Under the Government’s National Safety ...

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Bikers warned of DVT risk

Blake Woulds, 04 July 2007 12:17

Half of all UK motorcyclists risk leg problems and in worst cases deep vein thrombosis due to riding long distances without rest breaks, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).   Up to 600,000 motorcyclists could be at risk of problems such as varicose veins and other vein diseases due to spending long periods without moving their lower legs, the IAM said. Peter ...

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Your favourite roads

Andy Downes, 20 May 2007 06:00

What's your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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Friendly warning about Sandbach roads

Boult, 29 April 2007 14:41

A friendly warning for other bikers who have the mis-fortune of having to pass through Sandbach, Cheshire. If you come in to the area on the 'by-pass' you will first come throught the lights. The road here is now 22 years old and starting to wear. However, take care at the first roundabout you come to - there are several areas ...

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Pan Europeans pose "serious" risk says coroner

Tom Rayner, 27 April 2007 17:34

A coroner speaking at the inquest of a deceased police motorcyclist says that Honda Pan Europeans pose a “serious and continual” threat to lives.Coroner Dr James Adeley said he intends to write to every chief constable in England and Wales warning them of the “catastrophic result” which can occur with the Honda motorbike.The inquest in Lancaster heard Pc Shreeve lost ...

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Crashed because of a bad road

Rob jupp, 23 April 2007 21:48

Driving to work along the A2 southbound from Chatham, Kent on April 12, 2007 at abuot 3.30 in the morning. The weather conditions were good, but as the time suggests it was dark. I left the A2 at the M25 junction turning right at the roundabout going towards the Dartford Tunnel on the M25 taking the last junction going to Erith ...

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Worst road in Sussex

Dave Cleaver, 20 April 2007 11:00

Here is a copy of an email sent to West Sussex county council about the state of our roads: Dear Ms Scarratt, Thank you for your reply. With respect, this whole issue is about what can be considered acceptable and what can actually be described as disgraceful. No other road in any county would be permitted to remain in such ...

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MCN needs your help

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 15:05

Have you had trouble booking ferry crossings just because you’re a biker? Has a ferry company ever refused to take your booking because you’re travelling on a bike? Have you ever had your bike damaged during a ferry crossing? If you have, we’d like to hear your tales. Tell us what happened. Just send us a brief outline of your ...

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