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Dark visors, eye safety and the law

Dark visors, eye safety and the law

21 Apr 2022

The eye is the human’s primary sensory organ and it is uniquely vulnerable when it comes to riding motorcycles – a wasp hitting your eyeball at 40mph is a deeply unpleasant and potentially dangerous experience.

What the 'new' Highway Code means to us...

What the ‘new’ Highway Code means to us…

31 Mar 2022

People have worked themselves up into a state of self-righteous fury about the new rights accorded to, in particular cyclists. The changes also incorporate we motorcyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians. So, do they make a difference?

Wrong side of the track (day)

Wrong side of the track (day)

24 Feb 2022

As a starting point every track day provider will ask any rider to complete a form which will set out how they would like you not to crash. But if you do, it is on you.

Question: all the gear all the time?

Question: all the gear all the time?

10 Feb 2022

Among other things summer riding triggers the annual debate between the All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT) advocates and riders taken by a more relaxed approach, who will moderate their riding to account for the reduction in their kit.

What Police really do at an accident

What Police really do at an accident

20 Jan 2022

If you find yourself pinned under your motorcycle or involuntarily parted from it, the emergency services will promptly arrive.

Brexit and reasons not to crash in EU

Brexit and reasons not to crash in EU

13 Jan 2022

It is safe to say Brexit hasn’t been the Armageddon some pessimistic commentators anticipated, at least so far as travel to the EU by motorcycle is concemed. Yet there’s one very large change in the law which needs addressing before we flock to Dover. And it is this…

Training and practise keep trouble at bay

Training and practise keep trouble at bay

16 Sep 2021

I come from an age when you got your moped at 16, a 125 at 17, went on a basic course to pass your test at about 18 and then could ride what you liked.

Photochromic visors - illegal, however...

Photochromic visors – illegal, however…

27 Aug 2021

A lot of manufacturers are producing visors that darken in the sun and clear with alacrity in the dark.

Video door bells are watching you

Video door bells are watching you

05 Aug 2021

When I first started lawyering back in the last millennium, usable CCTV footage was rare.

Legally kit is all about the helmet, but...

Legally kit is all about the helmet, but…

03 Jun 2021

When it comes to kit the law only requires you to wear a helmet and I admit to not being an ‘all the gear, all the time’ rider.

Bike insurance is boring. However...

Bike insurance is boring. However…

06 May 2021

Probably one of the most important documents you will ever fill in, but regrettably also one of the most boring is your insurance proposal.

Rural Developments

Rural Developments

29 Apr 2021

When it comes to the UK’s country roads the law places some particular duties on users.

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

08 Apr 2021

Unless you are one of the unlucky few riders who has never stacked a bike, when you crash you are likely to have a fear reaction.

The law and bad helmet practise

The law and bad helmet practise

04 Mar 2021

The only item of safety apparel you are obliged to use while riding is a helmet. Where the law gets involved is when helmets come off in an accident and the rider has a head, face, or brain injury.

When the onus is on you, best avoid the 'net

When the onus is on you, best avoid the ‘net

25 Feb 2021

As the Government relentlessly moves up the value of claims and legal disputes which the citizen is deemed to be able to deal with himself absent of any legal advice, where does the citizen turn for legal advice when against an insurer, the manufacture or a retailer?

Riding with an overloaded bike

Riding with an overloaded bike

31 Dec 2020

The carrying capacity of your motorcycle does not increase in line with your waist and it is extraordinarily easy to overload even an ubertourer with or without that post-Christmas insulation.

Sideswipe motorcycle accidents

Sideswipe motorcycle accidents

05 Nov 2020

The absent-minded sideswipe of a motorcyclist overtaking a slow-moving car is among the most frequent of accidents we deal with.

Insurance: and the bad news is

Insurance: and the bad news is

29 Oct 2020

In these days of comparison websites and superficially internet savvy consumers I have noticed a very unpleasant pattern in comprehensive insurance claims, and you, as a wise Bike reader need to tread carefully…

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