The proposed vehicle anti-tampering legislation is set to be debated in Parliament at 4.30pm, Monday the 25th of April.
If you haven’t heard about the anti-tampering legislation and its potential impact on our hobby look here at the BMF report.
The debate on the legislation has come about because of a successful petition which you can see here:
You can also follow the debate live at this link:
Us motorcyclists know that we need our wits about us when riding our bikes so we're not likely to be using a mobile phone whilst riding. Nonetheless here is an update from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on the use of mobile phones.
From today (25 March), rules in The Highway Code are coming into force to make any hand-held use of a mobile phone while driving illegal, except in limited circumstances.
The changes were supported by 80% of respondents in a public consultation in 2021.
This means you must not use a device in your hand for any reason, whether online or offline. The law applies to you if you’re:
You can find the full rules on using a phone, sat nav or another device when driving on GOV.UK
The government’s award-winning THINK! team will launch an awareness campaign today to remind drivers not to use a hand-held phone at the wheel and the penalties of choosing to ignore this new law.
Why staying up to date is important. It's important that everyone – not just learner drivers – understand their responsibility for the safety of other road users.
Many of the rules in the code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you’re committing a criminal offence.
If you do not follow the other rules in the code, it can be used in evidence in court proceedings to establish liability.
How to stay up to date. The full version of The Highway Code is available, free of charge, on GOV.UK.
On Sunday 24th April, we will be riding for Ukraine, in support of the Disasters Emergency Committee. The ride out will take place in West Sussex and we aim to raise as much money as we can, so please donate generously. The DEC's Ukraine Humanity Appeal works with many charities to provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.
In order to register and take part, please follow these simple steps:
1. Visit the DEC website here: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal.
2. Make a donation of your choice, and don't forget to GiftAid if appropriate. You will then receive an email acknowledgement of your donation immediately from the DEC.
3. Please forward this email, in its entirety, to email@example.com
4. You will then receive an email from us, by return, confirming your place.
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/343255291083944 to find out more!
Note: Not a BTSC event but we have publicised it here on behalf of the organisers.
See below press release from FBHVC on this scheme.
If you like to ride off road and on minor tracks this will be of interest to you. There is an opportunity to respond to the consultation before the 9th of April 2022.