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  • Government confirms mandatory MOT testing will resume from August 1

    Government confirms mandatory MOT testing will resume from August 1

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    MOT testing for cars, vans and motorcycles is being reintroduced from 1 August in England, Scotland and Wales. Back in March, the UK Government granted a six-month MOT exemption to enable key workers to stay mobile during the coronavirus lockdown. But with restrictions being eased and more people returning to the road, Roads Minister, Baroness…

  • The MCIA needs YOU. Help promote bikes and scooters as an alternative to public transport.

    The MCIA needs YOU. Help promote bikes and scooters as an alternative to public transport.

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    The MCIA is asking bikers and scooterists to write to their MPs and ask why the government isn’t promoting two wheelers as an alternative to public transport. With social distancing still in place to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, you’d think the government would be shouting about the advantages of motorcycles and scooters.…

  • Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘Should be considered’ says DfT. Yep.

    Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘Should be considered’ says DfT. Yep.

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    How about this from the world of the ill-informed then? According to reports on the BBC, drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales if a group of MPs gets its way. Current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe, they warned. While it has been illegal…

  • Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

    Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

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    Road users who breach legal noise limits could end up with fines if trials of so-called ‘acoustic camera’ technology is successful. This news comes from the Department for Transport which has said that it will test the noise-detecting ‘cameras’ in a variety of locations around the country over the next seven months. According to the…

  • UK’s first Plug-In motorcyclist gets Government subsidy-backed bike!

    UK’s first Plug-In motorcyclist gets Government subsidy-backed bike!

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    The first electric motorcycle to be bought with the new ‘plug in’ subsidy will be on the road from today (March 1st). The dealer, 21st Moto in Swanley, Kent, confirmed that 48-year-old Fred Murphy from Redhill in Surrey is the first customer in the UK to benefit from the subsidy, introduced by the Government’s Office for…

  • Government cracks down on motorists using mobile phones

    Government cracks down on motorists using mobile phones

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    As of today, if you’re caught using a phone within two years of passing your test you’ll have your licence revoked – and if you’ve been driving longer than two years and you get caught, you can expect six points and a £200 fine. What is the law? It is illegal to ride a motorcycle…

  • Learner motorcyclists could have to take even more tests just to get their CBT if Government plans get go ahead

    Learner motorcyclists could have to take even more tests just to get their CBT if Government plans get go ahead

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    Learner motorcyclists could have to take even more tests just to get their CBT if Government plans get go ahead. A raft of changes to the way learner road users are taught and assessed could be about to come into force if Government plans for new rules for new riders and drivers are brought into…

  • 20p per litre saved at the fuel pump: FairFuelUK gets government agreement

    20p per litre saved at the fuel pump: FairFuelUK gets government agreement

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    At a very constructive Treasury meeting on Monday with Danny Alexander and FairFuelUK’s Spokesman Quentin Willson and its Founder Howard Cox, the Chief Secretary to The Treasury presented the government’s recently published fuel duty dynamic modelling which supports the fuel campaign group’s long-held contention that lower fuel duty increases jobs, GDP and economic activity.  FairFuelUK…

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