‘produced for Reps, Activists and interested parties’
The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily the views of the Motorcycle
Action Group (MAG UK)
Europe moves to mandate ABS and outlaw modifications… 3-4
MAG Position Statement: EU Type Approval and market surveillance 5
Transport Spending Review - latest views and announcements 6
FROM THE HOUSE – questions and answers from the House of Commons 7-8
MAG Press Releases: Is road safety a temporary issue in Devon? MAG 8-10
invited to work with County Council in South Wales. Texaco garage embraces
Diesel Spills campaign; Riders Are Voters Mass Lobby.
Around The Country – Wandsworth Bikes in Bus Lanes. Newcastle under 10-11
Lyme goes traffic-free. Serious Bike Accidents down by 37% in Yorkshire.
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT – latest statistical releases. 11-12
P A C T S - More Injury Crashes as Changing Clocks Increase Risk; 12-14
RoSPA - Casualty Figures Prove Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
ROADSAFE - White Lines Save Lives Road Safety GB - Safety DVD for
Commuter Riders AA - 'Ultimate' Safety Camera Developed with EC Funding
Events - December to February inclusive 14-15
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or
anything. If you're a man, you take it. Malcolm X
I’m totally perplexed – further on you will see Staff work (well beyond their contracted
contradictory casualty figures. hours) that was like red rag to a bull. I
reminded them of the dedication and hard
Whilst the Department for Transport quotes work of MAG staff and that of the officers
motorcyclists K&SI as having fallen by 6% in and activists in no uncertain terms. So, if you
Quarter 2 of this year, Mike Penning, during a are similarly placed, may I respectfully suggest
Westminster Hall Debate, is quoted as saying you do the same.
“Although we had only a 2% increase last year
in motorcycle use, the motorbike death rate I’m really pleased to see the Regional Reps
has increased by 4%, which is going in exactly Liaison Officers post to be co-opted onto the
the opposite direction of all other motor and NC. The role couldn’t be in better hands than
cycling deaths”. Bill Pugsley. Good on you Bill.
Nich tells me the DfT’s own stats tables show I’m not sure when you will receive the January
a REDUCTION in rider deaths (the number 2011 Network. I’ll get it to Nich before we
was 4% lower, the rate per billion kilometres break for Xmas/New Year but, hopefully, Nich
ridden was 5% lower). will give himself a break and enjoy that time
with no MAG stuff at all.
It would be nice if everyone were singing from
the same hymn sheet in getting the correct Wishing you all a great Festive Season and a
information out there – such differences going safe & free riding 2011.
out into the public forum might not instil
confidence in Government Departments! Ride free, Aine
I’m going to leave Nich to do his bit on the new
Draconian measures the EU would like to inflict
on us riders. He’s far more up together to PS: don’t forget, December 31st is the closing
keep you informed correctly. date for Central Office to receive your
proposals for debate or nominations for
Recently someone said to me ‘MAG doesn’t election as national officers at the 2011 Annual
seem to be doing much. Knowing how hard our Group Conference – more details from Central.
Acknowledgements: George Legg; Nich Brown; Ian Mutch; Rowan Publications; and anyone else I’ve forgotten.
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Europe moves to mandate ABS and outlaw engine / transmission modification…
Type Approval means that if a manufacturer builds a bike to meet a common set of rules about safety and
emissions that model of bike can be sold throughout the EU. We’ve been living with the effects of Type
Approval (some good, some restrictive) for many years, the Commission now wants to beef-up the rules.
MAG and BMF have started discussions with the UK Department for Transport about how our transport
minister’s representatives will negotiate and ultimately vote. The DfT have commissioned TRL to look in to
the likely impacts on the UK if these measures are adopted.
The Commission's proposals will almost certainly be modified as the discussions go on. As is often the
case, DfT are only prepared to fight on a few issues and don’t seem terribly convinced by the concerns
expressed by riders’ groups.
This is fairly typical of the realities of negotiating the final form of EU legislation that has already been
subject to a lot of discussion between the Commission and the various stakeholder groups. That cannot
discourage us from asking for our interests to be strongly represented by DfT.
The Commission has created terms of debate that revolve around justifying the impact on individual riders
by claiming net social benefits (fewer dead and injured, a cleaner environment especially in major cities), so
that anyone wanting to modify their bikes appears to be reckless with safety and/or the environment. It’s
going to be a rough ride, and all of us have a part to play in challenging the view of the world that says that
riders cannot be trusted and that conformity trumps individuality.
Immediately following this brief outline of some key points in the proposals, you will find MAG’s Position
Statement on the proposed changes to EU regulations covering both the design of new bikes and the supply
of after-market parts and service items. But first, let’s take a look at two of the main issues of concern:
MAG and FEMA argue that the costs faced by individual riders having to buy, service and repair ABS are
likely to be high in relation to the savings in overall casualties. The Commission paid the TRL to write a
report about the trends in ABS uptake by riders and the costs:benefits of different options, such as letting the
market decide or making ABS compulsory for new bikes. Not all of the options have been costed, crucially
the option to let the riders decide through market forces.
Moreover, ABS doesn't work for all types of riding surface, and there are fears that the Commission may
even outlaw the provision of an ABS bypass even though this is widely-considered essential to rider safety
on loose surfaces. The burgeoning market for dual-sport and adventure bikes could be under threat.
Elsewhere in the TA regs, the need to bypass road-safety features in order to achieve off-road safety is
clearly recognised as the regs require tricycles and quads equipped with a diff-lock on the back axle for off-
road stability are required to have the diff unlocked as default.
The Commission says it has evidence that ABS on every bike could reduce rider casualties significantly (by
about 20%), enough to justify the claim that mandating its use is proportional to the size of the problem, and
that surveys show many riders are prepared to accept ABS as a matter of course just as car drivers already
The Commission conducted a public consultation exercise in the winter of 2008/09. They asked about
'Obligatory fitting of advanced brake systems on powered two-wheelers'. The Commission says 29 % of all
respondents were against, 24 % were neutral or had no opinion and 49 % were favourable or relatively
MAG has never been afraid to stick to a policy it believes is correct, just because a majority of riders do not
say they support it. The question is…has motorcycle ABS been developed far enough to merit a rethink, or
should the basic principle of rider choice in this matter remain the defining concern for MAG?
A warning from FEMA - Brussels Threat to Trailies
Dual purpose bikes could disappear from the market due to new type approval rules from
Brussels, the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has warned.
If the European Commission refuses to allow an ABS turn-off switch when the technology
becomes compulsory on models over 125cc in 2013, bikes will effectively become unusable
on dirt or gravel because the brakes won’t work.
This threatens dual purpose machines such as Yamaha’s Tenere and BMW’s GS range, but
especialy more off-road focused bikes such as Yamaha’s WR250.
A Yamaha source said: “Our WR250 is probably one of the best road bikes which people
can use off road. Well, they are not going to be able to use it off road because they will lose
control. It means having to buy a bike either solely for road use or solely for off-road use but
FEMA is preparing guidance for motorcyclists to write to MEPs before a European
Parliament vote in spring.
Measures to prevent modification of the whole power train from the air filter cover through to the rear tyre
are being devised. We could be looking at anything from ‘do not tamper’ warnings, to components designed
so they can only be removed using special tools, or even components that self-destruct if removed.
Until now, anti-tampering has been imposed only on mopeds to prevent young and unlicensed riders tuning
mopeds beyond the learner performance limit or beyond the capabilities of the tyres, chassis, brakes, etc.
Initially the Commission was talking about the need to extend anti-tampering beyond the moped ‘problem’
to address the similar problem with tuning 125cc PTW. This line of thinking then seems to have gone
further as the Commission started to worry that with the Third Driving Licence Directive creating three
classes of motorcycle licence, there may be a temptation for riders to de-restrict bikes so their performance
is greater than the riders’ driving licence permits them to ride.
The proposal for new anti-tampering measures are designed to prevent this sort of adverse effect on bigger
bikes that have been modified, but also adverse effects on the environment, such as increased fuel
consumption and noise, pollutant and CO2 emissions. Logically, we can expect the Commission to apply
this thinking to all future bikes.
MAG and FEMA oppose in principle, but as there is little detail yet as to what the measures would be,
which makes it difficult to build a detailed technical case.
Any good news?
No more threat of a 100bhp Power Limit
New emission limits will mean motorcycles remain at the edge of low-emission personal transport.
Manufacturers will have to label bikes with information about fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
MAG POSISTION STATEMENT: EU Type Approval and Market Surveillance
Choice of Braking Systems
MAG defends the principle of informed consumer choice.
ABS has been developed over many years and can give good results in favorable circumstances, but some systems do not work
as well as others or in all circumstances - especially on loose surfaces.
MAG does not believe the European Commission has presented convincing evidence that the perceived benefits of ABS outweigh
the additional purchase and maintenance costs, or that current low-cost ABS technology can be optimized for all bikes across the
full range of riding conditions.
There is also concern regarding over-reliance on technological fixes to the detriment of basic riding skills.
Therefore, ABS must remain an option at the point of purchase and all ABS systems must allow the rider to turn them off when
'Anti-tampering' - a bureaucratic sledgehammer
MAG believes riders must retain the ability to modify, maintain and repair their own vehicles.
Rather than restrict the potential to improve rideability and performance through Type-Approval, other measures such as driving
licencing restrictions and national construction and use regulations allow riders reasonable latitude without significant threat to
safety or environmental performance.
Tougher emissions limits
MAG welcomes the prospect of cleaner more efficient engines that will further develop the economic and environmental benefits
Industry has shown that it has the resources to adapt to new emissions limits and is being given time to develop systems that
are lightweight and unobtrusive.
There should be sensible exemptions for individual and small scale production as well as motorcycle sport.
Fuel efficiency and CO2 labeling
MAG welcomes the prospect of reliable information comparing the fuel-consumption of all models of motorcycle.
Apart from savings at the pump, this proposal should make it possible to reduce the cost of UK road tax (VED) for bikes that are
typically cleaner than many of today’s lowest-rated cars.
There should be sensible exemptions for individual and small scale production as well as motorcycle sport.
Durability testing should lead to more reliable bikes, longer warranty periods and quality standards that car purchasers typically
There should be sensible exemptions for individual and small scale production as well as motorcycle sport.
On-Board Diagnostics (OBD)
MAG is opposed to mandatory OBD if there is any potential for adverse effect on rideability or consumer choice.
OBD systems currently used in larger vehicles have an ability to dramatically cut power to the engine when an emissions defect
is detected. Cutting power to a motorcycle engine, especially in mid-turn, has the potential to cause catastrophic loss of stability
illustrating that it is not a simple matter to transpose technology from one type of vehicle to another.
OBD technology can present obvious barriers to home maintenance and modification.
100bhp / 74kW Power limit
The case against this arbitrary limit has been evident since the time it was first instituted.
It is redundant and should be allowed no value as a bargaining chip during negotiations.
Access to Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI)
This information should be available, free-of-charge, to owners.
Access should also be extended to independent service and repair businesses.
Any future regulations for the Type-Approval of after-market parts must seek to ensure reliability and value for money without
seeking to restrict the scope for modification and home maintenance.
There should be sensible exemptions for individual and small scale production as well as motorcycle sport.
Consumers must be protected from sub-standard products whilst still being allowed to make informed choices about
performance and value for money.
Automatic Headlamps On
MAG believes control over lighting should rest with the rider so that they can adapt to changing light conditions and other factors
that affect their safety.
The argument that safety is best served by every vehicle displaying a headlight or running-light in all conditions is fundamentally
Depending on the changing nature of the environments that bikes encounter, frontal lights can camouflage and distract attention
from them, or make them conspicuous and attract attention.
Motorcycle frontal lights can appear to flash as a result of riding over uneven road surfaces, which can be misinterpreted as a
signal from the rider to a vehicle waiting to turn across its right of way.
In our view, neither environmental nor road safety objectives are well served by permanent lighting on all vehicles.
For more information contact: Nich Brown 01926 844064 email@example.com
Transport Spending Review – different points of view…
1. The Government Press Notice: As part of the simplification and radical devolution of local government finance,
the Coalition Government will no longer be providing a specific ring-fenced grant to support road safety delivery and
enforcement – including camera enforcement - at local level. This funding stream is being wrapped up into the wider
local government funding settlement, and allocated by formula. These reforms will give greater autonomy and
flexibility to local authorities in deciding how best to tackle their road safety problems. Additionally, the Local
Sustainable Transport Fund will offer local authorities the opportunity to bid for funding for schemes offering safety as
well as other local benefits.
Nationally, we are reducing the resources allocated to road safety research and marketing, distributing more of the
available money instead for use in local targeted initiatives. We will reduce the THINK! budget by £12m per annum by
2014/15, so we will be focusing national marketing activity on those road users which represent the highest risks to
others, and for whom a marketing approach is proven to be effective. We will also be making full use of lower cost
mechanisms – such as social networking and the new educational courses – to target delivery cost-effectively and
working closely with commercial partners to communicate key road safety messages. This approach has already
proved successful; for example, 32,000 motorcyclists have joined a THINK! BIKER Facebook page launched earlier
2. PACTS and RAC Foundation say ‘road safety at a cross roads': PACTS and the RAC Foundation have jointly
published a new report entitled ‘Tackling the Deficit: At what cost to road safety?’, which is timed to coincide with the
Coalition Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).
The report, the first of two that PACTS and the RAC Foundation are publishing, argues that cutting casualties is an
example of the Big Society in action and that a policy vacuum has developed in road safety due to cuts in funding and
a lack of clarity over the post 2010 strategy and targets.
The report goes on to say that road safety in the UK is at a cross roads, and urgent action is needed to ensure that
road deaths and casualties continue to fall beyond 2010.
A key area of concern raised is the Government’s move towards decentralisation, which will reduce the role of central
government and increase the power of local government with regard to road safety delivery. The report argues that
this could lead to a reduction in the level of ring-fencing applied to funding and spending decisions.
The report concludes that while the Government understandably wishes to use the CSR as a means to reduce the
budgetary deficit, this must not be at the expense of safety.
3. DfT’s Business Plan for 2011-2015 tries do do more with less This plan sets out the Department for Transport's
vision for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth but one that is also greener and safer and
improves quality of life in our communities. It details the Department's core priorities with key actions, including start
and end dates and milestones, in these priority areas. It provides details of the Department's financial situation and
commitment to transparency, setting out an information strategy and detailing specific indicators that the Department
will publish and regularly update.
DfT want to know your views on the indicators and information strategy in our Business Plan, set out in section E on
transparency. The purpose of consulting on the indicators and information strategy is to ensure that this section of the
Business Plan contains the most relevant and timely information and robust indicators.
The consultation on the transparency section ends on 31 January 2011. The final plan will go live in April 2011.
You may wish to comment on whether DfT:
• have selected the right indicators and measures and clearly explained their meaning in order to give you a
helpful high-level picture on the spending and performance of the transport sector
• have robust data systems in place to ensure that the information provided is accurate, timely and robust and
the quality is fit for purpose. You can find more information in the statistics pages
• have clearly defined a commitment to publishing data to help you judge performance and whether the data
that will be published meets your needs. You can find more information under our Publication Scheme
• should be mandating or encouraging the publication of extra data, or data broken down in a different way, that
you would find helpful in holding the transport sector to account or making choices about transport services
(subject to the collection burden) and/or
• can do more to engage you in helping us to meet the commitment to transparency and to make data available
in the most helpful format
To give your views or to receive further information, please email or write to the Departmental Performance
Management team at the Department for Transport, Great Minister House, 76 Marsham St, SW1P 4DR
Check the progress of key activities outlined in the Structural Reform Plan at Section C and leave comments on this
and the other sections of our Business Plan at the Number 10 transparency webpage.
Download PDF Business plan 2011-2015 (PDF - 153 KB)
FROM THE HOUSE
Julian Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction
of 20 miles per hour zones in (a) towns and (b) villages.
Mike Penning: Decisions about setting 20 miles per hour zones are for local authorities, who are best placed to assess all
the factors in individual cases.
The independent Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has published several pieces of research, including TRL Report
215: Review of traffic calming schemes in 20mph zones and TRL Report 363 Urban speed management methods.
Additionally in September 2009 the Department published a review of how 20mph speed limit zones are implemented in
England. It is available on our website at:
In addition to the above, the Department has researched the effects of the introduction of widespread 20 mph limits in
Portsmouth and published the findings on our website at:
John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects on
maintenance standards on the strategic road network of reductions in funding for the Highways Agency.
Mike Penning [holding answer 28 October 2010]: The Highways Agency is responsible for the maintenance, repair and
renewal of the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in England on behalf of the Secretary of State. The agency is undertaking a
review of its routine and winter maintenance standards to ensure that it maintains the SRN in a safe and serviceable
condition, while seeking to reduce costs and drive value for money from its supply chain.
The review is expected to be completed by April 2011.The revised standards will be introduced into new and existing
maintenance contracts as appropriate. Maintaining the SRN in a safe condition will remain a priority for the agency.
Mark Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from motoring
organisations in support of increasing the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on controlled stretches of motorway.
Mike Penning: There have been no recent representations received in support of increasing the speed limit to 80 miles
per hour on controlled stretches of motorway.
Rebecca Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the likely
effect on the number of road accidents of the introduction of daylight saving time throughout the year.
Mike Penning: An update of the 1998 TRL research, published 21 April 2009, suggests that an estimated net 80 deaths
and 200 serious casualties per year would be avoided if single/double summer time was adopted (based on 2003-07
casualty levels). This takes into account the possible increase in casualties in darker winter mornings as well as the greater
reductions expected in the lighter evenings, when more casualties occur. More recent estimates suggest the savings may
currently be slightly lower-around 70 deaths and 190 serious casualties. This is due to the recent reductions in overall
Mr Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to review MOT test fees; and if he will make
Mike Penning:[holding answer 28 October 2010]: The Department for Transport does keep MOT fee levels under regular
review and officials will be meeting with representatives of the MOT test trade next month where this issue will be on the
The fee maxima for the various classes of MOT test were last increased on 6 April 2010. The maximum fee for a car class
test increased from £54 to £54.85. The proportion of this fee that goes to VOSA to cover its costs in administering the
MOT scheme increased from £2 to £2.05.
Scottish Parliament - Road Safety
Stewart Maxwell (West of Scotland) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Executive what the reduction in crashes, injuries and
deaths has been since the introduction of road safety cameras and what the estimated financial savings have been.
Stewart Stevenson: Road safety cameras were introduced in 1990. Reported road accidents fell by 43% between 1990 and
2009, all severity injuries fell by 45% and road fatalities fell by 60%. These reductions will be due to a number of factors
(including road safety education and engineering initiatives) and not the introduction of road safety cameras alone.
Had casualty levels remained the same as in 1990, it is estimated that the cost to the Scottish economy could have been
around £70 million per year (in 2009 prices).
Penning Supports Average Speed Cameras:
In a Westminster Hall Debate recently, Mike Penning showed support for average speed cameras, tackling
uninsured vehicles, and improving the driving test. He also comments on the death rate for motorcyclists.
Extract from the debate: Mike Penning:
I am very keen to have a national framework for educating young drivers on the dangers of driving. When I was on the
Back Benches, I went to see a scheme in Cheshire called Drive to Survive. It is an excellent scheme. If my hon. Friend
wants, I shall drop him a line telling him about other schemes around the country. The schemes are a bit of shock but
have a little compassion; they shock young people, and not only those who have been breaking the law by showing them
what they could have done to themselves and to those whom they love dearly. At the end of most courses, someone is
there to tell how they lost a loved one, and to talk about sons or daughters who had been maimed or killed at the same
age. I pay tribute to Mr Beatty in Scotland and Mr Kerr in England; both are to advise me from personal experience how
that campaign works. We may have wonderful, big organisations, but I want people from the grass roots to work with me
on how to skill up our young people.
I turn to the changes to the test that were touched on earlier. They are being implemented as we speak. People, and not
only young people-this is so true-are trained to pass a test and not to drive. One thing that I have asked during the six
months during which I have had the honour of being a Minister is the question, "Is the test fit for purpose?" Are we
training people to drive in a fit and safe way so that they can enjoy the road?
That applies not only to cars and HGVs but particularly to motorbikes. Even though we have some of the safest roads in
the world, our motorbike death rate is going in the wrong direction. Although we had only a 2% increase last year in
motorcycle use, the motorbike death rate has increased by 4%, which is going in exactly the opposite direction of all other
motor and cycling deaths. I have therefore announced a review, which is ongoing, of the motorcycle test. As my hon.
Friend is aware, our undulating roads are a big problem for motorcyclists as well as car drivers.
The previous Government introduced the two-part test. Part of it was to be taken off-road. That sounds eminently
sensible-ish-until one realises that the only way to get to the test centre is for those learner drivers to drive on the road. It
can take anything up to two or two and a half hours to reach the test centre. Then comes the off-road test, and we have
had some nasty accidents there. Those who fail are sent off home to drive on the roads again. It seems to me that if we are
training people to drive on the highways and byways of this country, testing them on the roads is the best way forward.
The full debate can be read at: Link: http://www.publications.parlia..0110355000003
MAG PRESS RELEASES
05-11-2010 Is road safety a temporary issue in Devon?
In south Devon it would appear that road safety is only a temporary issue!
Signs in the county that asked drivers to check for bikers in their mirrors have been put into storage.
Accident rates dropped after the signs were put up on the A380 Newton Abbot to Kingkerswell road, demonstrating that
information aimed at drivers really makes a difference, as incidents with a 3rd party still accounts for the majority of
South Devon MAG believe that as the nights draw in and the weather deteriorates, it is even more important that
motorists should "Think Bike". Because of this, there will be an awareness raising event in the Romany Jones layby on
the A380 this Saturday 6th Nov between 11am and 1pm, highlighting the Council decision to remove the signs.
The press will be there to cover the story, so go along and offer some support if you are in the area. No one wants to be
a casuality- help MAG ensure everyone should "Think Bike"
See South Devon MAG's facebook page for more information or contact Clive on 01803 551227.
04-11-2010 MAG invited to work with County Council in South Wales, to address road safety concerns.
MAG's involvement at all levels of National and Local Government policy creation, was clearly demonstrated last night in Shirenewton,
MAG member Greg Harrison attended a meeting originally arranged by Monmouthshire County Council to discuss motorcycle fatalities on
the B4235 between Chepstow and Usk, in the county.
The meeting was well attended, with a good mix of Councillors, local residents, the Police (including their Road Safety Officer), and
various employees of Monmouth Council including their Traffic and Network Manager Paul Keeble, Highways Engineer, and two
members of the Road Safety Team, one of whom is a biker and MAG member.
The concerns from the local residents and Councillors were two-fold, concerning bikers - safety, and nuisance or anti-social behaviour.
Stats were delivered first to enable everyone present gain an insight into specific areas of concern. Accident figures on the B4235 for the
last 10 years are as follows: -
Total incidents - 141
Fatals - 6 (4 bikers, 66.6% of total)
Serious - 34 (11 bikers, 32.3% of total)
Slight - 101 - (12 bikers, 11.9% of total)
These figures are higher than the National average and worthy of note.
Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) has conducted three speed reviews following on from resident complaints. All were conducted on
stretches of road where the national speed limit (NSL) was in force, and in a non-intrusive fashion so that accurate figures could be
obtained. At the first site, cars returned an average of 36mph and motorcycles 39mph, both well within the NSL. At the second site cars
returned an average of 32mph and bike speeds ranged from 20 to 39mph, again all well inside the NSL.
Clearly, reducing the speed limit would have no real effect at all.
Figures were also given for the number of bikes using the road on weekdays (49), Saturdays (168), and Sundays (303). Whilst there is a
significant increase at weekends, and particularly Sundays, there is no significant increase in average speed. Although there are a
couple of sections where high speed would be possible, including one long straight, the data would seem to support the idea that high
speed is not responsible for accidents, fatal or otherwise.
Gwent Police have been involved in a number of initiatives including high visibility patrols, engaging the motorcycling community at places
like Abergavenny bus station cafe (a very busy meeting point for bikers at weekends) and running Bikesafe events. Gwent Police ran a
total of ten Bikesafe events during 2010, and it is hoped that they will run more in 2011, but funding now seems to be a serious concern.
After complaints from residents about anti-social and unlawful use of motorcycles, Gwent Police ran an operation that stopped 41
As a result five riders were issued with Section 59 notices, two were issued with speeding tickets, and two were issued with verbal
warnings for the manner of riding. A useful statistic to set against these figures is that 437 speeding tickets were issued on Sunday the
17th of October in Gwent - only 5 were issued to motorcycles, representing 1.1% of the total. This is in line with the number of bikes on
the road compared to other vehicles, i.e. bikes representing approx 1% of traffic.
As the meeting developed it became clear that the issues from local residents were more to do with what they perceived to be anti-social
behaviour by bikers rather than speeding, although speeding was still a concern, in particular through the village of Mynydd-bach which
has no footpaths for pedestrians. A Gatso camera was mentioned as a possible solution, as was an illuminating speed register sign.
Further discussion and exploration revealed that much of what was called 'anti-social behaviour', actually centred around concerns of
inappropriate speed and noise. The police officers present eloquently made the point that traffic noise is subjective - it can appear louder
in the country where there is far less background noise than in the city, for example. They also made the point that bikers pay road tax
and insurance and have no less right to use the road than anyone else.
Environmental Health were also involved, and have recorded noise levels in the house of one concerned resident - this does not appear
to have recorded any illegal noise levels by any road user.
One of the residents present also complained that she had been surrounded by "18" bikers all itching to overtake her whilst she was
travelling at an appropriate speed, but it was explained that 'appropriate' speed, within limits, often varies by vehicle type and that anti-
social behaviour on the roads is by no means restricted to bikers and any examples of it by any road user should be reported to the
Mr Harrison, who had recently ridden the route in question, gave the meeting a mile by mile account of the route from the rider's
perspective and identified what he perceived to be the danger areas and possible solutions.
MCC in particular were very receptive to what he had to say, and have invited him to do a drive-through of the route with them to highlight
problem areas, and discuss what signage / road markings, etc., could be introduced. This is a real demonstration of how MAG and local
councils can work together to achieve change with real user group input instead of knee jerk over-reaction.
The Highways Engineer at the meeting was also very keen to work with MAG on a number of issues, not least the campaign to stop
diesel spills on the highway. Talks will hopefully begin soon to see Monmouthshire County Council follow the lead of the Public Services
in the North East, who have been fitting MAG's "Diesel Spills Kill" stickers to all their vehicles.
Additionally, both the local Council at Shirenewton and the MCC Road Safety Team have asked if MAG will work with them on road safety
initiatives involving bikers in the area.
As MAG continues to grow in strength and respect in South Wales, these are welcome developments indeed.
05-11-2010 Texaco garage embraces Diesel Spills campaign
Sean Buckley and the team at Peak District MAG are in talks with a host of haulage companies and public sector
organisations about the application of Diesel Spills stickers to their vehicles, but now the Sickleholme Service Station in
Bamford, Derbyshire has agreed to put them on all their pumps, to remind drivers to not overfill and to ensure that their
fuel caps are properly secured before they drive off.
MAG welcomes the move and is delighted that the Texaco garage is setting the standard in the region, for others to
Action Point why not follow the example of Peak District MAG? This is good local stuff to get your teeth into and may
save a Bikers life…
09-11-2010 Riders Are Voters Mass Lobby - Preliminary Report
Almost 100 Riders registered to attend the Riders are Voters Mass Lobby of Parliament on 8th November. Meetings
with individual MP's ran from 10am until 6pm, throughout the day.
The Parliamentary Motorcycle Group had booked a two hour slot in the Boothroyd Room at Portcullis House and there
was much coming and going as MP's came to meet their constituents who had made appointments to meet with them.
Various MP's also dropped in and spoke to the meeting, including: Stephen Pound MP, Steven Baker MP, Sarah
Newton MP and Anne Main MP (St Albans) who sponsored the event. Members of the House re-iterated the importance
of us getting our message out to all politicians whether at a local or national level and applauded the work of Riders Are
Riders attended from as far away as Cornwall and Edinburgh and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to
everybody who made the effort to come along and meet with their MP's.
**STOLEN** White Piaggio Zip 50 SP, Reg no: WA09 CDV. Stolen between 08.45H Friday 05/11/10 and 16.30 Mon
08/11/10 from the North Devon College (Petroc) Barnstaple, North Devon. Only distinguishing feature some blue plastic
melted onto the exhaust. The bike also has a fitted black Givi top box (not in the photo). Please contact Louisa at MAG
Central Office on 01926 844064 if you have any information.
Around The Country
Wandsworth Council. Drivers Alerted to Bus Lane Bikers
Drivers are being urged to keep a close eye out for moped and motorbike riders when turning across bus lanes following a
relaxation of the rules governing many of London's bus lanes.
Transport for London has announced that it is easing the rules that have previously prevented motorcycles from using bus
lanes on the capital's 'Red Route' network.
The change means that bikers can lawfully use bus lanes on most major arterial roads in the capital.
As a result transport chiefs are urging car and lorry drivers to take extra care when turning left or right across bus lanes.
When turning left, car and lorry drivers need to be aware that a motorcycle could be travelling on their inside.
And when turning right, before beginning their manoeuvre, drivers need to double check that they are not going to collide
with motorcycles heading towards them in the oncoming inside lane
At the same time motorcyclists are being advised to wear high-visibility reflective clothing, stick to speed limits and be
conscious that vehicles may cross their path unexpectedly.
The council's transport spokesman Cllr Ravi Govindia said: "All road users, including pedestrians need to be aware of this
"The rules are being relaxed on red routes in order to free up road space and cut congestion, but it does mean that all road
users, in particular car and lorry drivers, must take extra care when travelling across a bus lane."
For more information about these changes to red route rules visit www.tfl.gov.uk/motorcyclesinbuslanes.
Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council - Residents Consulted on Town Centre Scheme
Residents are being asked for their views on a £750,000 improvement scheme designed to give a boost to Newcastle-
under-Lyme town centre.
The plans, put forward by the borough council and Staffordshire County Council, involve pedestrianising Hassell Street
during the day and creating a new layout for the market in the town centre.
The plan would lead to Hassell Street becoming a traffic-free zone from 10am to 4pm each day.
Market stalls could also be introduced in Hassell Street and larger stalls would be located by the Guildhall and in High
A public consultation will go ahead from 1 November to the end of December, with residents having the chance to voice
their opinions face to face, online and by using leaflets.
People will also be asked if they would like to have a larger market on Wednesdays and no market on Thursdays, or
whether they would prefer to have a market on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Cllr. Robin Studd, borough council Cabinet member for regeneration and planning, said:" At the moment, High Street is
split by traffic using Hassell Street and this causes difficulties for pedestrians who are shopping in the town. The creation
of a traffic-free zone would remove this problem and turn the town centre into a streamlined, safe and pleasant shopping
area for local people and visitors.''
The taxis currently using the Hassell Street rank during the day would move to new ranks in High Street and Ironmarket.
Buses would use a new bus lane in Barracks Road rather than Hassell Street.
Residents will be able to have their say at the following public displays: 3 December, 10am-12 noon, Newcastle Library
and Friday, 10 December, 10am-2pm, Newcastle market.
Leaflets with reply slips will be available from the Guildhall from 5 November or go to
Action Point – if you live in the N-u-L area you might want to check out whether they’ve thought about bike
parking and bus lane access.
Serious Bike Accidents Down 37 per cent in Yorkshire
Humberside Police has reported a 37 per cent reduction in the number of riders being killed or seriously injured on the
region's roads since the launch of a safety initiative on 2004 aimed at reducing the number of bike-related accidents.
The six-year campaign, named Operation Achilles, has targeted motorcyclists with education as well as prosecution.
The course is self-funded and riders can only attend one every three years. Anyone declining the offer is prosecuted.
Pc Glen Dennis, casualty reduction officer, said: "Operation Achilles has been a continuing success year on year and the
results speak for themselves. To attend the scene of a serious road traffic collision, words really do fail you and it is
indescribable how this makes you feel."
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT - recently published Transport Statistics:-
Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates Q2 2010, see
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/ for details.
Provisional estimates show the number of fatalities in road accidents were down by 19 per cent for the twelve
months ending June 2010 compared to the previous twelve months. Total casualties were down 3 per cent and
killed and seriously injured casualties down by 7 per cent, compared with the previous 12 months. The number
of motorcycle users reported killed or seriously injured fell by 6 per cent whilst pedestrian and car user KSI
casualties fell by 8 and 9 per cent respectively. However, the total number of reported pedal cycle casualties rose
by 4 per cent, and the number killed or seriously injured rose by 1 per cent.
Road Traffic and Congestion in Great Britain: Provisional Estimated Q3 2010, see
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/roads/congestion for details.
Investigation programmes researching causes and consequences of road accidents
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/research/investprogroadaccidentsOutline of three accident
investigation programmes, On the Spot (OTS), Co-operative Crash Investigation Study (CCIS) and Heavy
Vehicle Crash Investigation Study (HVCIS) commissioned to research the causes, consequences and injuries of
road accidents and enable testing for the crashworthiness of vehicles and safety features
Vehicle Registration and Licensing Statistics - September 2010
This release updates key statistics on the licensed vehicle stock and new registrations in Great Britain. There is
usually no pre-release access for this statistical release. Under certain circumstances (for instance, on publication
of end of year statistics) pre-release access is granted to individuals on the Vehicle Licensing Statistics list..
Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (P A C T S)
285 More Injury Crashes as Changing Clocks Increase Risk…
As the clocks changed, new evidence from Road Safety Analysis (RSA) and The Parliamentary Advisory Council for
Transport Safety (PACTS) makes clear that road traffic crashes are likely to be on the increase for two weeks after.
This report comes amid growing pressure to consider the effectiveness of Daylight Saving Time (DST) when previous
studies have suggested that there could be significant human and financial savings from managing the change
The findings, which are set out in an interim report published today, have examined 6 full years of collision data
supplied by the Department for Transport and show that the after the clocks ‘go back’ so the number of recorded injury
crashes increases. The effect of DST has not been examined for a number of years and this new research highlights a
number of important findings.
Crashes increase when clocks change
The overall effect of DST is an increase in crashes in both March and October, although the autumn change has a far
greater impact. The increase in March occurs mainly in afternoons and evenings, but the larger October increase is
more evenly spread across all hours of day.
Road traffic crashes increase by 3.9% in the fortnight after the autumn change, and pedestrians are particularly badly
affected. 41% of the additional crashes, an average of 117 each year, result in injury to pedestrians. This compares
to an overall figure of 16% of crashes causing pedestrian injury.
The report also examines the effect of the change on different parts of the country, given that sunrise and sunset
times vary across the nation. The most adversely affected area is a band of northern England around Lancashire,
Yorkshire and Humberside, where crash rates increased by nearly 7% over both DST changes.
Not just poor weather
The worsening rate of road traffic crashes following the October change does not appear to be due to the weather. In
fact, the percentage of crashes occurring in adverse weather conditions over the two week period following the
change actually fell slightly.
Commenting on the findings published today, Bruce Walton, a director of Road Safety Analysis said, “It is vital that all
road users take extra care over the coming weeks. The sudden change which affects our daily lives, plunging us into
darkness when we were used to some daylight for our journeys puts us at greater risk. This is especially true for those
who are on foot; they are well advised to take bright clothing with them to ensure that they are visible when night falls
an hour earlier.”
Robert Gifford, Executive Director of PACTS added, “For some time now we have been calling on Government to
reconsider the current Daylight Saving arrangements. This latest evidence demonstrates again that we are placing
lives at risk by the way in which we change the clocks. PACTS would support a move to Single/Double Summertime
(SDST) in order to help save lives on our roads.”
This interim report presents some headline results. A more detailed final report is anticipated soon.
Casualty Figures Prove Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
Detailed road casualty figures for Scotland show that all road users have a part to play in improving safety, says the Royal
Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2009, published today by the Scottish Government, contains information about
accidents involving different types of road user, including details of the contributory factors that led to the accidents.
The report puts the estimated total cost of road accidents in Scotland in 2009 at £1,274million (damage-only and injury
Loss of control, travelling too fast for the conditions and failing to look properly were the most commonly-reported
driver/rider factors in fatal accidents.
Failing to look properly was the factor most commonly associated with pedestrians – it was attributed to 49 per cent of
pedestrians involved in accidents.
A total of 216 people were killed on Scotland’s roads in 2009, a reduction of a fifth on the number of deaths (270) in 2008.
There were 2,269 seriously injured casualties and 12,545 slightly injured casualties.
Despite the welcome reduction in the overall number of road casualties, there was a disappointing rise in the number of
cyclists who were injured. The increase came about because, even though cyclist deaths and serious injuries fell, the
number of cyclists slightly injured rose.
There was also a rise in the number of light goods vehicle users who were seriously injured - showing the need to remain
focused on improving the safety of at-work drivers - and an increase in seriously injured minibus users.
While the total number of motorcycle casualties continued to fall, there was a disappointing rise in the number of
motorcycle user deaths (up from 34 in 2008 to 43 in 2009). The number of motorcycle user deaths was higher than the
average during the past five years and also higher than the average recorded during the mid-1990s.
ROADSAFE - White Lines Save Lives
Better centre line markings on the UK's most dangerous roads could help save 125 deaths and serious injuries.
The centre line markings on eight of out ten of the UK’s most dangerous roads are so worn that one third is almost non-
existent, and half of the lines fall below the minimum specifiable standard, according to report to be published later this
month by the Road Safety Markings Association at its “Seeing is Surviving” conference.
International research shows simple white lines can reduce crashes by 30%.
The Report will show:
• Road users are being killed and seriously injured on the UK’s most deadly roads – often for want of the cost of a
pot of paint
• White lines on the UK’s most dangerous roads are twice as bad as those on the overall road network
• A 5-mile section of the A6135 north of Sheffield has the worst road markings in the survey with three-quarters of
markings non-existent or highly worn
• Spend of £2.55 per metre on centre line markings on the UK’s most dangerous roads could help to save 125
deaths and serious injuries
• Investment in road markings on 7 out of 10 most improved roads is already helping to save lives
• On one of the worst roads – a 5-mile section of the A6135 between Ecclesfield and junction 36 of the M1
(Hoyland) – three-quarters of the markings are either barely visible or need an immediate schedule for
Taking the top 10 most dangerous roads identified in the latest report (2006-2008), the RSMA assessed the quality of
centre lines http://www.roadsafetyfoundation.com/downloads/RSFreportweb.pdf
Conversely, of the 10 notoriously dangerous roads identified by the RSF to have improved the most, seven had undergone
targeted road marking treatments, with improvements resulting in cutting fatal and serious crashes by as much as 74%.
ROAD SAFETY GB – new DVD for commuter riders
A new road safety DVD focusing specifically on commuter PTW riders in towns and cities has been launched
The Commuter Survival Guide for Motorists looks at planning and positioning from an urban perspective.
Filmed on location in west Yorkshire, the DVD covers a number of real world scenarios that riders commonly face. It
looks at how riders can mitigate the dangers that the constantly changing urban road environment present.
David Glanville, west Yorkshire PTW road safety officer, said: “Riding in town requires a different skill set to
negotiating country roads.
“Yes, speeds in town are generally a lot lower but there are far more potential hazards and riders can’t always rely on
other road users to do the right thing. This resource should help riders get to and from work more safely and
The DVD is available to riders across west Yorkshire through local dealerships and accessory shops. Alternatively
http://www.qualityyorkshireriders.com/commuter-intro.htm to view clips.
For more information contact David Glanville on 01332 475804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AA - 'Ultimate' Safety Camera Developed with EC Funding
UK roads could soon be under the surveillance of the ‘ultimate’ safety camera, according to a Yahoo news report.
Known as ASSET (Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport), the camera uses 3D
technology to detect multiple driving offences at the same time.
As well as speeding, ASSET can see if a driver is wearing a seatbelt, measure the distance between cars (to identify
tailgating), read number plates and tax discs (to see if the driver has valid insurance and Vehicle Excise Duty).
ASSET will generate instant multiple penalties for drivers, raising the possibility of an instant ban. It will be fitted to
police patrol vehicles and the information will be fed back to a central police database.
ASSET, developed by the VVT Technical Research Centre in Finland, has been funded to the tune of £7.1 million by
the European Commission. The project began in July 2008 and testing, currently taking place in Finland, France,
Germany and Austria, will be completed by December 2011.
It is expected to go to market in 2013, and to cost £50,000 per camera.
Edmund King, AA president, said: "Tailgating is more dangerous in most cases than speeding, so I think most
motorists would welcome it, as long as it is not used as a money making machine."
Full news report at:- http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/04112010/36/world-s-most-extreme-speed-camera-0
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Darlington and District MAG Toy Run
Organiser: Darlo` MAG
Riding around Darlington, collecting toys and gifts to donate to Darlington Womens Refuge. All sizes of
powered 2 wheelers are welcome. All donations and a good day out will be most grateful and
welcome. Assemble 1030am for 11am start, ride ends at Town Hall 2pm.
Location: Meet at The Brittania, Archer Street, Darlington
Sunday, December 19, 2010 - Taunton MAG Toy Run
Organiser: Taunton MAG
Meet at 13.00H at the Gardners Arms, Taunton, then to Musgrove Hospital, arriving about 15.00H to
meet the children. Bring donations - any toys must be new and not gift wrapped.
Location: Gardners Arms, 36 Priorswood, Taunton, TA2 7PS.
Enquiries: Call Mike on: 07599 341541
Sunday, December 19, 2010 - Telford Christmas Motorcycle Run
Organiser: Bugsplatz MCC - www.bugsplatzmcc.co.uk
The Fun starts at 10am and the Run leaves at 12 noon. Donations are requested of £2.00 per person,
which are in aid of the Hope House Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance. Butty van on site. Prizes for
best dressed bike/trike/quad. NO stunt riding please.
Location: Wylie & Holland Motorcycles, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NH.
Enquiries: Sarah on 07723 055874
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Mid Lincs MAG AGM
Organiser: Mid Lincs MAG
Annual General Meeting starting 7pm prompt. Nominations required for all the usual jobs. To our new
postal address: PO Box 8, Horncastle, Lincs, LN9 9AJ please.
Location: The British Sugar Sports and Social Club, British Sugar Hollow Road Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP32 7BB
Enquiries: Herb - Tel: 01284 724273
Web: http://Face book B.S.E Mad Cows
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - Western Region MAG AGM
Organiser: Western Region MAG
Regional AGM hosted by Bristol MAG. Bring your Membership cards, no card, no vote!
Location: The Lamb Wotton Road Iron Acton South Gloucestershire BS17 9UZ
Friday, February 4, 2011 - Sunday, February 6, 2011 - The 25th Frozen Nuts Rally
Organiser: Dangermouse Rally Club
Same site, live band and disco. £12 pre book or £15 on the gate send cheques to: PO Box 582, Enoch
House, Scotia Business Park, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4RG contact Orko on: 07960451573 or Bones:
07990500688 or Rich: 07812580337.
Location: Bignall End Cricket Club, Boon Hill, Bignall End, Stoke On Trent, ST7 8LA
Saturday, February 5, 2011 - Fred Hill Run
Organiser: Thames Valley MAG
Annual memorial run into Oxford. Depart 1200pm.
Location: Depart Chieveley Services, J13 M4, 1200pm.
Enquiries: Any queries, please call Rob - 07905 003585
Saturday, February 5, 2011 - Thames Valley Regional AGM
Organiser: Thames Valley MAG
3pm. Follows Fred Hill Run. All members from region welcome. Please remember to bring your current
MAG Membership card. No card - no vote.
Location: H Cafe. Berinsfield, Oxfordshire, OX10 7LY
Enquiries: Any queries, please call Rob - 07905 003585
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Fred Hill Memorial Run
Organiser: MAG Cornwall.
Ride around Cornwall to remember Fred Hill, finishing at Truro War Memorial for laying of flowers and
Location: 10am Smokey Joes cafe near Blackwater Cornwall.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - East Anglia Regional AGM
Organiser: East Anglia MAG
Arrive from 14:00 for a 14:15 start Remember your Membership card - no card, no vote.
Location: 11 Short Drive, Manea, Nr. March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0GF
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