Tax Disc Gone

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From today Wednesday the 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you haven’t heard or have not been reading our updates on the ending of the paper vehicle tax disc after 93 years, then this article will be new news. Two of the most […]

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Save Time And Money

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Europe – The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations FEMA reports that during the summer they carried out mobility tests in various European cities using a combination of different modes of transport. FEMA’s conclusion is that if you want to save time and money – use a bike! However London as a major European city is […]

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Edinburgh Bus Lanes

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The BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) and MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) are reporting a victory because of the introduction of a trial in Edinburgh to allow bus lane access for motorcyclists. The BMF full report states that, “Ken Glendinning of BMF and Steve Wykes of Edinburgh MAG have been working, tirelessly with officers and councillors of […]

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DVLA Shade Of Blue

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At Right To Ride we have been reporting on the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) in Swansea, taking over the responsibility for all vehicle licensing services in Northern Ireland since the proposal in July 2013 suggesting the move to  Swansea to the withdrawal of issuing a paper tax disc for display on a motorcycle […]

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20mph Limits

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Thought you all might be interested in this from the Department for Regional Development (DRD). The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 – looking at reducing the speed limit in Belfast City Center to 20mph and other speed limit changes in other areas in Northern Ireland. So as the document says, “Any […]

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Tax Away!

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Today (17th July 2014) sees the closure of Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) offices in Northern Ireland. This is because the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea will now take over full responsibility for all vehicle licensing services from Monday 21st July 2014. Stating the obvious, this means that you will no longer […]

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Riding Through Road Works

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The DOE (Department for the Environment) through their “Share The Road To Zero” safety campaign website has highlighted a reminder to – ‘Drive safely through road works’. The DOE reminder states: “There are many road works on-going throughout Northern Ireland to build better roads and improve everyone’s journeys. When you approach road works or see […]

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New Motorcycling Guidelines

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IHE launches new motorcycling guidelines website The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) launched in June 2014 the revised motorcycling guidelines in a brand new multi-platform website. The award winning guidelines have been updated from the 2005 version and set out practical guidance for transportation professionals on providing a safer environment for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. […]

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Non-Slip – Sammy

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Updated 23rd June 2014 Sammy Wilson also asked a similar question in the UK Parliament to the Transport Minister – question and reply are below. Updated 20th June 2014 the question asked in the Northern Ireland Assembly by Sammy Wilson has been answered – see below. He can only be described as a motorcycling MLA […]

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Tram Lines

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Why you never ride on wet tram lines… Thankfully we don’t have these in Northern Ireland??? Some bad language included!

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Riders Voice

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Manhole/service covers are seen by many riders as an object to avoid went out riding, as they are seen as offering less grip especially if worn or in wet conditions. As we have said previously, “It’s Not Rocket Science”, that non-slip solutions are available for metallic manhole or service covers. The latest addition to helping […]

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