Law
The noise cameras are coming for you…
They’ve got cameras to catch you speeding, running red lights and borrowing bus lanes… and now, they’re getting noise cameras to prosecute you for having a noisy bike (or car). Welcome to Big Brother Britain. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, reckons it’s about time the government put a stop... Read more
Stuart Garner gets away with it.
It’s just been announced that Stuart Garner, who was found guilty last month of illegally investing £11 million worth of his employees pensions into Norton Motorcycles, has been sentenced… well, if you can call it a sentencing. Just this morning (Thursday 31 March 2022), the 53-year-old appeared before Derby... Read more
Is the Government trying to ban bikes from green lanes?
The government have started a consultation process which could see an end to motorcycles being allowed to use green lanes. In early 2018, the government asked the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to do a review into whether the management of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding... Read more
Is it time to change the UK national speed limit?
Cars, bikes, vans and lorries are all safer now than they’ve ever been. So is it time to change the UK national speed limit? Before 1965, when the government introduced the 70mph speed limit on motorways, you could drive as fast as you liked on them. Although not many... Read more
Motorbikes and Bus lanes
Some city councils are more than happy to let you ride your motorbikes in their bus lanes, but others aren’t. Most of the fantastic cities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain have dedicated traffic lanes for buses. It’s a great way to help them (the buses) avoid rush-hour... Read more
Daylight robber given 9 years after stealing the same KTM… twice.
Not content with nicking a new KTM once, daylight robber and utter scally from Kent, has another go at the same bike after being released by police. When Jacob Winnett (yes I imagine he did get bullied at school for that name – see ‘winnit’ on Urban Dictionary) was... Read more
Don’t get summoned to a Manx court for speeding. Like I did.
As the weather sloooooooowly starts to improve (today is a sunny day, so I’m all full of optimism) and we fight our way out the back of a pandemic that’s sloooooooowly starting to release its vice-like grip on the world (that’s my optimism again), we’re all looking forward to... Read more
Motorcycles and the new Hierarchy of Road Users
There’s a change coming to the Highway Code that’s going to affect every road user, from pedestrians to truckers. And the new rules will apply from the end of this month (January 2022). The Hierarchy of Road users philosophy is one that’s been put to good use in some... Read more
Anti-tampering Regs | The Government’s Response
You’ve probably heard by now of the Department for Transport’s plans to ban tampering, of any kind, to road vehicles. That includes bikes, cars, vans, trucks, everything. Quite a lot of people have been getting pretty upset about it, and for good reason. Now though, in response to a... Read more
“Yes, Officer?” | Top tips for dealing with the police
Most of us have, at some stage, had a run-in with the law. We might have accidentally crept over the speed limit or ran a dangerously small numberplate. These days, the most minor misdemeanour could land you in serious hot water, if you don’t know how to play the... Read more
Motorcycle helmet law; legislation for idiots.
Whilst perusing the world wide web for information about the latest motorcycle helmet law safety standards, I came across some interesting articles. 50 years after the UK government mandated the use of helmets on public roads, people are still bitching about it. Well nearly 50 years, anyway. Intrigued, I... Read more
Poke your dash cam up your botty
We’re already living in a Big Brother state. We’ve got the eyes of the establishment on us seemingly endlessly, and it’s been the case for some years now. Up until fairly recently though, unless you were being really naughty, or you were on MI5’s list of most wanted, you... Read more