Fake Motorcycle Helmets

Paramedics and Road Safety Professionals Warn about FAKE Motorcycle Helmets The Ambulance Motorcycle Club www.ambulancemotorcycleclub.co.uk are warning motorcyclists about the dangers of purchasing motorcycle helmets on Internet auction sites. Motorcyclists are required by law to wear a safety helmet which must be type approved. This single piece of personal safety equipment is vital in protecting […]

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Helmets Off – Pump To Shop!

Back in 2009 when we started up Right To Ride, our first involvement in riders issues was in relation to discriminatory signs at a petrol station in Newtownards regarding motorcycle helmets. These signs were later removed after some letter writing by the riders concerned in the area. The signs had said that all bikes and […]

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Work Place Travel Plans

On the nibusinessinfo.co.uk FaceBook page we asked a question to their own question regarding organisations introducing a sustainable travel plan. “A workplace travel plan can encourage your staff to use alternatives to travelling alone in their cars. This can help save your business and your workers time and money, improve productivity and reduce your environmental […]

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Tale Of Two Forums

Yesterday Right To Ride’s Trevor Baird attended a Road Safety Forum meeting at the Stormont Parliamentary Buildings. The forum is attended by a range of stakeholders representing road users, from the volunteer section to government and non-government agencies and a few others with an interest in road safety. The forum is chaired by Department of […]

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Between The Lanes

Australia: Australian Capital Territory – Filtering Trial The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will trial motorcycle lane filtering from February next year, allowing riders to move between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. Here in the UK filtering (riding slowly between stationary or slow moving vehicles) on a motorcycle/scooter/moped is an accepted and […]

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Continuous Insurance

In June this year, the Department of the Environment (DOE) Minister Mark H Durkan launched a public consultation on proposals to reduce the number of uninsured motorists. The proposal was to introduce a Continuous Insurance Enforcement scheme, similar if not the same to the scheme that has been in place since 2011 in Great Britain. […]

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MAG National Demo

MAG National Demo – Saturday 23 August 2014 As part of the MAG National demos in the UK, MAG in Northern Ireland will be holding a demo in Belfast. So what has MAG said nationally on the proposed demo. How much is a life worth? 
Every day, a motorcyclist is killed or seriously injured on […]

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Ireland Texting Banned

Texting while driving now ‘completely prohibited’ Following up on a commitment made during a recent distracted driving conference attended by MAG Ireland, Minister for Transport Dr. Leo Varadkar has announced that he has just signed a law formally banning texting while driving effective from May 1st. Although many people assumed texting was already banned, the […]

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VED Rates 2014

In yesterdays budget – Wednesday 19th March 2014 – the government increased the amount of road tax – Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – that road users have to pay. This increase, albeit a small increase included most motorcycles, apart from those under 150cc. The largest bikes, over 600cc the VED was put from £78 to […]

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VED In-Line Again

Doing the rounds again is the “promotion” on the internet by various means, usually a forwarded message, mostly on Facebook, of an e-petition on the HM Government website as regards VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) and motorcycles. The petition asks that motorcycle road tax be brought in line with that of cars, giving an example of […]

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Responsible Freedom

Usually our posts here on the website get replicated onto our Facebook page, however a post about a graph – “Motorcycle Fatalities in Great Britain between 1927 and 2012″* – on the Facebook page has sparked an interesting debate. Our original comment accompanying the graph was: “MAG UK (Motorcycle Action Group) has been highlighting freedom […]

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