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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
Filtering on your motorbike is legal in the UK but there are still laws around when you can and can’t filter. Luckily, most car drivers in the UK now know that filtering by motorcycles is entirely legal. They’ve probably watched a police motorcyclist do it and then realised there is only
A broken motorcycle chain can cause a lot of damage to both bike and rider. And then there’s the issue of finding yourself stranded by the roadside… Seriously, do you know how much grief could be caused by your chain coming off or snapping? I don’t normally get wound up by