Speed

  • Surrey’s roads – new speed limits?

    Surrey’s roads – new speed limits?

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    Expected to cover an 80 square mile area to the south of Guildford and Dorking, the council has confirmed its plans to restrict rural speed limits from 60mph (down to as little as 20mph), following the release of a new policy paper named the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT).  Released…

  • Estonia trials new approach to SPEEDING. Pay a fine or take a time out.

    Estonia trials new approach to SPEEDING. Pay a fine or take a time out.

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    Think speeding will get you to your destination quicker? Not in Estonia it won’t. The Police force has been trialling a new kind of speeding penalty – and rather than receiving a fine or points by default, if you get caught you’ll be given a choice between paying a fine or taking a time out.…

  • They’re up and running in France. First ‘noise’ cameras from the cops trialing on real roads and just one catches hundreds on it’s first Sunday ‘live’. Uh oh…

    They’re up and running in France. First ‘noise’ cameras from the cops trialing on real roads and just one catches hundreds on it’s first Sunday ‘live’. Uh oh…

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    It was nearly two months ago that we first brought you the news that the UK is to undergo trails of the so-called ‘acoustic cameras’ in the UK – new tech where microphone-enables roadside tech can pinpoint vehicles with loud exhausts. Now the same technology has gone on live trial in France. Sited in the…

  • Max Biaggi set to challenge ELECTRIC motorcycle SPEED record.

    Max Biaggi set to challenge ELECTRIC motorcycle SPEED record.

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    Max Biaggi is teaming up with Venturi and Voxan, in an effort to set a new electric motorcycle speed record. The six-time world champion and current Moto3 team boss will be riding the Voxan Wattman in an attempt to break the 330kph barrier, on Bolivia’s famous Uyuni salt flat next summer. The current record for…

  • European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

    European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

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    Today the European Parliament will vote for or against the compulsory use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all road vehicles. Some cars with the ISA system fitted are already on sale, but if the proposals are agreed, the law hopes to be applied to all road vehicles in the European market by 2022. By…

  • WATCH THIS! Lightning Motorcycle’s LS-218 goes from 100-150mph in TWO SECONDS. Yep. TWO SECONDS!

    WATCH THIS! Lightning Motorcycle’s LS-218 goes from 100-150mph in TWO SECONDS. Yep. TWO SECONDS!

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    Lightning Motorcycles has just released a short video of its LS-218 electric superbike on the dyno – showing how quickly the world’s fastest electric motorcycle can accelerate from 100-150mph. One of the main advantages of electric motorcycles is their innate ability for fast acceleration. And there’s probably no better example than Lightning’s record-setting LS-218 electric…

  • Google Maps testing SPEED CAMERA warning system.

    Google Maps testing SPEED CAMERA warning system.

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    Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation systems worldwide – but up to this point it’s been missing one thing, a speed camera warning system. But it looks like that’s all about to change, as it’s begun Beta testing the new tech on a selection of mobile devices. Following on from its acquisition…

  • Watch your SPEED. New SMART motorways that NEVER switch off.

    Watch your SPEED. New SMART motorways that NEVER switch off.

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    A new set of permanent speed cameras have been introduced to smart motorways across the UK’s major road network – and motorists could now be handed fines at any time of the day or night, even if there isn’t a visible speed limit displayed overhead. The cameras are switched on 24/7, but were thought to…

  • CUSTOM Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 tops 150mph at Bonneville

    CUSTOM Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 tops 150mph at Bonneville

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    In the hands of 18-year-old Cayla Rivas, Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT 650 has been taken to 241kph (150mph) at Bonneville Salt Flats – exceeding the bikes previous best by over 30kph (18mph). Royal Enfield has had a crack at demonstrating the potential of its new twin-cylinder 650cc engine – participating in the Bonneville Motorcycle…

  • Highways England BOSS: Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’

    Highways England BOSS: Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’

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    Highways England boss, Jim O’Sullivan has said that Motorway speed limits ‘could rise to 80mph’ – but reckons it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon, as a result of mixed public opinion. Back in 2011 an official plan to increase the speed limit on motorways was launched by then transport secretary Philip Hammond, but nothing came…

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