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At the risk of sounding like a full-fat law dweeb the Court of Appeal said, back in 1972, that a motorcycle filtering outside of a temporarily stationary queue was ‘entitled so to do’

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The Highway Code speaks of drivers ‘looking but not seeing’ motorcyclists. It suggests, rather differently, that high visibility clothing might help but beyond that is there anything we motorcyclists can do to make ourselves more visible, and if we do

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The biking season coincides with the Councils ‘top dressing’ the carriageways. This is a process by which the top 30 to 50mm of the road surface is replaced with small granite chippings.

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Riding on the continent is usually a very enjoyable way of spending your summer, but if your souvenirs include a speeding ticket can you safely ignore the penalty, and what happens if you can’t?

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The attraction of technically challenging tarmac is catnip to most riders. A new twisty road, with some nice black top and the little black and white chevrons is an invitation for riders to play.

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The most common injuries I see in my job are injuries below the knee. I have to admit I am not one of those people who pops down to the shop wearing full body armour.

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As many adventure riders will tell you auxiliary lights seem to make riders more visible to car drivers. I certainly notice I seem less visible on my enduro bike than I do on my BMW GS with the semi obligatory

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Remarkably the law says little about overtaking. The acceleration and manoeuvrability of a motorcycle has long been recognised by the Civil Law and drivers, contrary to urban myth, actually have to look before they change their position in the road

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There are some old pre-war cases which place a high duty on leading riders and this has led to some strange advice and some odd prosecutions for motorcyclists riding in a group.

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Old cases often refer to drivers or riders ‘sounding their horn,’ but the use of the horn has come to be seen as more of a rebuke than a warning and sometimes as an excuse for road rage.

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