USA – Vision Zero

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USA – The Motorcycle Riders Foundation – MRF – reports that Congress is looking to develop and implement it’s own version of Vision Zero which the MRF say, “Make no mistake that the full implementation of Vision Zero in America would eliminate motorcycling as its known now.” The MRF full report states – Vision Zero […]

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Speed Limit Bill

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20 MPH Speed Limits At The Northern Ireland Assembly Previously we have reported on a Private Members’ Bill – Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill – being introduced at the Northern Ireland Assembly. On Tuesday of this week this bill when through its second stage to go forward to Committee Stage due on the 15th April […]

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Filtering & Helmets

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Australia – Queensland – Motorcycle road rule changes filter through From 1st February 2015, rules for motorcycle riders will be changing in the Australian state of Queensland. The Queensland government say that these changes will include allowing fully licensed motorcycle riders to legally lane filter, ride on road shoulders and in emergency stopping lanes, and […]

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PTWs Exist

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Riders of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs – Motorcycles – Scooters – Mopeds) may indirectly benefit from a new iconic foot and bicycle bridge over the river Lagan as proposals moved a step forward today with the announcement of a preferred option. The Department for Regional Development (DRD) have outlined the proposal bridge as, “A 141 […]

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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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