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Potholes “a huge risk” to rider safety

The RAC fears motorists across the country will soon be “plagued by a plethora of potholes” – presenting a “true road safety danger”, especially for those on two wheels. Data shows that between October and December 2022, the RAC attended 23% more breakdowns where potholes were likely to blame than during the previous three month period. The...

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2022 “another great year” for motorcycling

Registration statistics for 2022 show the growing importance and key role the motorcycle sector will play as the transport ecosystem evolves. That’s according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). The statistics show that 116,534 powered two-wheelers (PTWs) were registered for the first time in 2022 – nearly 2% up on 2021. The 2022 figure is also more...

Motorcycling “a dynamic part of society and transport”

The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) has strongly welcomed the announcement of a new strategic group for motorcycling. The Motorcycle Strategic Focus Group, managed by DfT and DVSA, will consider a range of issues affecting motorcyclists. These include areas such as technology and future connectivity advances and how the Government embeds motorcycling more effectively in future...

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MCIA helping riders to improve their skills and knowledge

More than six months on from its launch, a single web portal is helping riders looking to improve their riding skills and knowledge.  The Elite Rider Hub, devised by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) contains details of nationally available post-test rider training schemes, with advice for riders and links to book training. The MCIA says this...

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Infographics to help young riders stay safe this winter

A series of four winter infographics, which highlight several key seasonal issues impacting young riders, will be shared on social media over the coming weeks. The infographics have been prepared by the New Rider Hub, the one-stop-shop for new and young powered two-wheeler (PTW) riders overseen by the National Young Rider Forum (NYRF). Two of...

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“Ignoring tyre safety is inexcusable”

Tyres are all too often overlooked even though they may be the decisive factor in whether a collision can be avoided or not. That’s the message from TyreSafe during this year’s Tyre Safety Month. New figures show there were 491 casualties from collisions related to tyre defects in 2021, including 12 fatalities. TyreSafe says the figures...

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Concerns from motorcyclists about self-driving cars “are entirely valid”

As the first vulnerable road user group that will interact with self-driving vehicles, motorcyclists need to play an influential role in their introduction. That’s the view expressed by the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), in response to a Government consultation on the safety standards of the emerging technology. In August, the Government announced plans to roll...

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