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The Fixed Penalty charge for minor offences continues to be £100
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A lot of headlines about new speeding fines have centred around new fines of up to £2,500. But very few people will face this as a fine as it only applies to the most serious of the new bands, Band C. And, crucially, it only applies to cases that are

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How many times have you ridden past a speed camera van and felt like sticking two fingers up as you pass? The next time you do, keep those fingers gripping the ‘bars, as the camera operator inside is firmly within his rights to issue you with a £100 fine –

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Opportunity to undertake
Advice

Tony Carter is one of the UK’s leading experts on motorcycle safety and road law following a career as a Police motorcyclist, advanced motorcycle examiner and expert motorcycle accident investigator. Here he takes a look at one of the UK’s most misunderstood road laws – undertaking. I often get asked

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Motorbike device mount
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A lot of ballyhoo has rightly been made about using ‘hand-held’ devices on the road. What a lot of people don’t realise is that rules also apply to mounted devices such as sat navs and even mounted cameras like Go-Pros. New guidelines introduced in March 2017 have doubled the penalties

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Clean crash helmet
AdviceGear and kit

Care and maintenance tips for crash helmets Your skid lid is the second most precious thing in your life, after your bike, right? We’re kidding. Clearly your kids are more important than the thing that you spent hours choosing, even longer saving up for and ultimately may lead to saving

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Speed limit awareness sign
AdviceLife on bikes

Guest contributor Trevor Baird of the Motorcycle Minds website takes a look a controversial, but reasoned, view on the Speed Kills campaign. When you have been around rider’s issues for two decades in various forms and when those issues inevitably end up concerning motorcycling road safety a difference of approach

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Motorcycle use in Bus lane sign
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Many forward-thinking local authorities, knowing that motorbikes ease congestion rather than contribute to it, allow motorcycles to use bus lanes. However, many councils do not and the only way bikers know if a bus lane is safe to use and free from a potentially fine, is to read the signs.

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Motorbike Stolen from garage
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Having your motorbike stolen is one of the worst things that can happen to a biker. Worse still is having the replacement bike stolen a few weeks later. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that bike thieves will often retarget a location they have stolen a bike from, knowing that an

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Average speed camera
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There is a misconception that motorbikes can’t be caught by average speed cameras and that slowing down just for the cameras will help you escape a fine. We look at the facts and give you tips on how to avoid a getting a dreaded penalty notice. How do they work?

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Speed camera flashing
Advice

Let’s get one thing dealt with. We are not condoning speeding and you shouldn’t be trying to get out of paying a fine if it is legitimate. Especially in areas where speed cameras have been placed to reduce road accidents or protect vulnerable locations, such as schools. But we all

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