| 23-02-11 £100m for pothole repair! |
Councils in England will be given more than £100 million of extra funding to spend on repairing potholes, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today.
| 22-02-11 MAG South West works together at Bristol Classic Bike Show |
Taunton, Dorset, South, Mid and North Devon MAG groups worked together to put on a stand at the recent Bristol Classic Bike Show.
| 18-02-11 Chandlers BMW in Brighton host the first Riders Are Voters (RAV) event of 2011 |
A dry but cold Thursday evening saw over 30 riders from the Brighton area gather at Chandlers BMW to ask motorcycle related questions of MP Mike Weatherley and to meet Councillor Bob Carden.
| 18-02-11 Calling all Riders in London!|
If you can be at the Ace Cafe on Monday lunchtime (preferably with your bike), the BBC want to record riders' views about the state of the roads for a series of reports that will be broadcast over a whole week.
| 15-02-11 Freightliner supports 'Diesel Spills Kill' safety campaign|
Freightliner is supporting the Motorcycle Action Group's safety campaign 'Diesel Spills Kill - Don't Overfill' campaign. All 150 Freightliner road vehicles are now sporting the 'Diesel Spills Kill' stickers, both on the cab and above the fuel filler cap.
| 13-02-11 Motorcycles face tough regulations in Europe|
EC proposals intended to harmonise safety measures and legislation for motorcycles across Europe look likely to increase the unit cost of each vehicle. The Commission has put forward suggestions on safety measures and standards that will increase the level of technology required in each powered two wheeler with the blanket addition of ABS anti-lock braking for example.
| 10-02-11 Leaked documents reveal radical plans for test centres|
Leaked documents suggest the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is looking at plans to close driving test centres and use private firms as ‘delegated examiners’, according to Sky News. Under the new plans examiners could be based at supermarkets and community centres.
| 10-02-11 Motorcycling rolls into European Parliament|
Member of European Parliament (MEP) Wim van de Camp invited FEMA to organise a workshop on Motorcycling at the European Parliament in Brussels. The extremely well attended event was held on February 8th and informed key decision makers of the European Commission, the European Parliament as well as of the permanent representations of EU Member States about motorcycling, its specific characteristics, and its safety and environmental challenges.
| 03-02-11 Get A Grip! moves up another gear|
MAG is delighted to report that Warwickshire Council Highways Engineers heard a presentation from GET A GRIP! today and as a result are prepared to trial the new composite non-slip manhole covers as part of their road resurfacing schedule.