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Police pursuits of motorcycles
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Even if official Home Office and Police policy on pursuits of motorcycle criminals changes, there remains a problem that will still see many officers reluctant to chase riders driving dangerously. We take a look at what it’s going to take to change that. Two things kill off a police pursuit

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Allow police pursuits of motorcycle criminals
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If the so called police ‘no chase’ restrictions on pursuits of criminals on motorcycles are lifted, as may happen, don’t expect there to be a reduction in bike theft anytime soon. It will still be illegal for a police officer to pursue a dangerous driver using the same driving tactics as the

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Bike pursuit by police
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If a motorcycle-riding criminal drives dangerously a pursuing police driver cannot also drive dangerously to catch them. Because if they do, they face the risk of prosecution, including a possible prison sentence. That’s the point of law that, along with current Police and Home Office policy on protection of vulnerable riders,

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Moped criminals
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In a major five-part series we look at how the police are currently hampered by their own guidelines and also focus on a piece of legislation that, until it is changed, will continue to hamper efforts to stop the bike crime epidemic, even if the guidance is changed.  A lot of

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Bikelife past police
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There has been an explosion in motorcycle related crime in the UK. It’s well known that much of the cause is down to Home Office and Police policy that, in attempting to protect the public, in effect offers almost immunity from pursuits for motorcycle-riding criminals.  We explain what’s behind that

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Counter terrorism squad motorcycles
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London’s motorcycle crime is out of control with criminals on high-powered scooters running amok in the Capital’s streets, stealing bikes left, right and centre, wielding hammers, knives and even worse. The bad news is, The Met police’s latest announcements do little to convince us that the situation is going to

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Ducati motorcycle theft
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Motorcycle theft affects us all (in insurance premiums). The police are currently restricted by poorly thought-through policy. Aftermarket security isn’t always practical and is very easily defeated. Only one initiative can actually do something to reduce bike crime in any meaningful way.  One-third of people who have a motorcycle stolen

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Free IAM riding session
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The Institute of Advanced Motoring is offering riders the chance to try a free session with an IAM RoadSmart qualified Observer. The offer is designed to give anyone with a full licence an opportunity to have their riding assessed and receive tips on how to develop their riding ability. You’ll get 90 minutes

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Crashed HP4
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The HP4 in the picture was stolen. Not before the crash, but just after it. What you are looking at is not the result of an octane-fuelled police chase (they don’t happen much anymore, remember…). And it’s not due to over-enthusiastic riding. The picture was taken by the owner of

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Packed for motorcycle journey
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Biker & Bike’s newest contributor, motorcycle adventure author Kevin Turner, is donating his royalties from his Hapless Biker series to Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB), his local group of life-saving riders. Every copy of Bonjour! Is This Italy? and From Crystal Palace to Red Square sold between 1 November

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