Removal of police power to sieze vehicles used off road

I would like to suggest the re-wording of the Road Traffic Act sec 34. This law makes it a criminal offence to ride motorcycles over the thousands of square miles of moorland in the uk. Added to the trouble this law causes is the power given to Police in the Police Reform Act 2003 sec 59 and 60 where Police are given the power to sieze vehicles based on some very subjective and unproveable criteria. In theory the power sounded like a good idea but in practice we find that law abiding citizens are discriminated against and dare not use the countryside because of fear of siezure. Due to the lack of appeal (once a bike has been crushed it's too late) this does seem like a sledgehammer to crack a nut and has been proved to be abused by officers. Both the law and the siezure powers should be repealed

Why is this idea important?

I would like to suggest the re-wording of the Road Traffic Act sec 34. This law makes it a criminal offence to ride motorcycles over the thousands of square miles of moorland in the uk. Added to the trouble this law causes is the power given to Police in the Police Reform Act 2003 sec 59 and 60 where Police are given the power to sieze vehicles based on some very subjective and unproveable criteria. In theory the power sounded like a good idea but in practice we find that law abiding citizens are discriminated against and dare not use the countryside because of fear of siezure. Due to the lack of appeal (once a bike has been crushed it's too late) this does seem like a sledgehammer to crack a nut and has been proved to be abused by officers. Both the law and the siezure powers should be repealed

no horse power!

i think horses should be banned from the road because they provide a hazzard for other drivers  because everyones expected to overtake realy wide and slowly a road has cars on it if a horse doesnt like cars and fast moving vehicles it shouldnt be on it! and none of the manure is ever picked up from the road afterwars potencialy causing a hazzard for motor cycles

Why is this idea important?

i think horses should be banned from the road because they provide a hazzard for other drivers  because everyones expected to overtake realy wide and slowly a road has cars on it if a horse doesnt like cars and fast moving vehicles it shouldnt be on it! and none of the manure is ever picked up from the road afterwars potencialy causing a hazzard for motor cycles

Ban horses from public roads.

I think horses should be banned from public roads. Horses and their riders pay no road tax, they cause certain motorists to behave in an irresponsible way by refusing to pass these animals until they can pass with an absurdly wide berth. At the very least, people riding horses on the public road should pass a test and understand the highway code.

Why is this idea important?

I think horses should be banned from public roads. Horses and their riders pay no road tax, they cause certain motorists to behave in an irresponsible way by refusing to pass these animals until they can pass with an absurdly wide berth. At the very least, people riding horses on the public road should pass a test and understand the highway code.

Motoring accident statistics

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. And this is never truer than when applied to accident statistics for motorcycles.

 

Did you know that if a car has an accident on the road it is called a road traffic accident, but if the car crash is offroad, such as on a trackday, greenlaning, rallying, etc, it is called a sports accident.

 

But if you crash your bike ANYWHERE, on-road, off-road, trackdays, etc, it is known simply as a motorcycle accident. So all the weekend motocross, club racing, trials and green laning accidents are clubbed together to make the stats for motorcycling look worse than it really is.

 

There can only be one reason for this – to drive us off the roads forever.

Why is this idea important?

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. And this is never truer than when applied to accident statistics for motorcycles.

 

Did you know that if a car has an accident on the road it is called a road traffic accident, but if the car crash is offroad, such as on a trackday, greenlaning, rallying, etc, it is called a sports accident.

 

But if you crash your bike ANYWHERE, on-road, off-road, trackdays, etc, it is known simply as a motorcycle accident. So all the weekend motocross, club racing, trials and green laning accidents are clubbed together to make the stats for motorcycling look worse than it really is.

 

There can only be one reason for this – to drive us off the roads forever.

Remove the 25Kw restriction for motorcyclists under 21

The point is that there is no evidence to suggest that a motorbike at full power makes any difference to how likely they would be involved with an accident, compared to a motorbike at 25Kw, in fact it could be said that the restricted motorbike is more dangerous.

All this law does is cost the new rider additional money to get in to motorcycling legally, but serves no real purpose.

As an example, the 25Kw restriction and labour can cost up to and beyond £200.

For reference, 25Kw equals about 33Bhp.

Why is this idea important?

The point is that there is no evidence to suggest that a motorbike at full power makes any difference to how likely they would be involved with an accident, compared to a motorbike at 25Kw, in fact it could be said that the restricted motorbike is more dangerous.

All this law does is cost the new rider additional money to get in to motorcycling legally, but serves no real purpose.

As an example, the 25Kw restriction and labour can cost up to and beyond £200.

For reference, 25Kw equals about 33Bhp.

Allow Motorcycles to use Bus Lanes

The Motorcycle does not take up hardly any space on the road, is a cheap way to get from A to B and should be allowed Bus lane privileges.

 

Additionally, they should be exempt from congestion charges.

Why is this idea important?

The Motorcycle does not take up hardly any space on the road, is a cheap way to get from A to B and should be allowed Bus lane privileges.

 

Additionally, they should be exempt from congestion charges.

The Motorcycle Helmet Law.

This law making helmet wear compulsory for motorcyclists has been viewed by many to be a breach of human rights from the day it was implimented. No proof has ever been produced that this law was necessary, as most motorcyclists would wear a helmet by choice anyway. All it does is criminalise a minority who would make a conscious decision as an adult that the journey they embark on has a minimal chance of them being in a situation where their head is likely to come into contact  with something solid.

Why is this idea important?

This law making helmet wear compulsory for motorcyclists has been viewed by many to be a breach of human rights from the day it was implimented. No proof has ever been produced that this law was necessary, as most motorcyclists would wear a helmet by choice anyway. All it does is criminalise a minority who would make a conscious decision as an adult that the journey they embark on has a minimal chance of them being in a situation where their head is likely to come into contact  with something solid.