No Surprise – No Accident


“All accidents are the result of prediction failure. Surprise is Nature’s way of telling us we have experienced such a failure. If there is no surprise, there can be no accident” The aim of the ‘No Surprise: No Accident’ campaign is to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes by shifting the way we think about […]

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No More MOT Disc


With the demise of the road tax disc last year the Environment (DOE) Minister Mark H Durkan has announced that from the 6th April 2015 Vehicle Test (‘MOT’) discs no longer have to be displayed on any vehicle. Mr Durkan said: “I feel it is appropriate at this time to remove the need to display […]

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Pesky MEPs


Those pesky European MEPs – Dutch MEP Wim van de Camp – getting involved in and supporting motorcycling as an ambassador for the Friends of the TT Circuit Assen foundation. The Friends of the TT Circuit Assen, is committed to a positive image of the TT Circuit in Assen and defends the interests of all […]

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European Road Safety


FEMA – Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations – Speaks On European Road Safety FEMA’s latest press release informs us that it’s representatives have told the European Commission that there is no need is no need for a three stage licence system. The three stage licence system FEMA refers to is the implementation of the 3rd […]

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Why Motorcyclists Crash


England: From Kevin Williams at Survival Skills, a report on the National Bike Safety Seminar at the Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Training & Development Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in England. The event was a one-day free workshop organised by Tony Smith, road safety coordinator for Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and was an opportunity […]

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Motorcycling Kicking Back


The Department of the Environment (DOE) has published the – ‘DOE Driver, Vehicle, Operator and Enforcement Statistics April to June 2014. While not a riveting bedtime read the department says that the, “official statistics show that the number of Driving Test applications submitted to the DVA during the period April to June 2014 was 14,230, […]

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Tax Disc Gone


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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Theory Test Cheaper


Reduction in the cost of Learner Theory Tests The Department of the Environment (DOE) Minister Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, has announced that the cost of the driving theory test will be cut by nearly 25%, saving learner drivers over £400,000 annually. Note that the annual £400,000 is not each individual learner driver or rider, […]

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DVLA Shade Of Blue


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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End Of The Road


Tax Disc End Of The Road The DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) in Swansea, who have now taken over the responsibility for all vehicle licensing services in Northern Ireland, have officially announced the end of the road for the need to display a tax disc. From the 1st October 2014 the requirement to display […]

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Tax Away!


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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