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24th March 2017
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- Michelin Power Days for 2017 announced
22nd March 2017
Take part in a track days with Terry Rymer at five UK circuits this summer
- MotoGP is going electric
20th March 2017
New electric MotoGP race series to begin in 2019
- Bike insurance prices rise again
17th March 2017
Law changes mean insurance prices are set to rise again
- First motorcycle bought using Plug-In grant
15th March 2017
Are you considering purchasing an electric bike? The government will subsidise the cost by 20% or £1,500.
- Arrive Alive Appeal: Home
15th March 2017
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- Fancy a career in motorsport?
11th March 2017
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10th March 2017
We love the story of Burt Munro. A true hero.
- Will this new tech reduce bike crime?
8th March 2017
Could this new 'defence spray' help combat bike crime?
- Stricter laws for mobile phone abusers
6th March 2017
Punishments double in crackdown to make driving with a mobile phone as unacceptable as drink driving
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1st March 2017
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- Heading to France? Be sure to get a clean air stic...
25th February 2017
Planning your trips aborad this year? Don't forget to buy a clean air sticker if you're visiting France!
- Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations
20th February 2017
BMF is a member of the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations Visit www.fema-online.eu to find out what they're up to
- Welsh National Rally - Saturday 6th May 2017
13th February 2017
1st round of the 2017 Three nations Award....... Read more...
75% motorists want tax disc revival
This Saturday (October 1) marks the second anniversary of the loss of the tax disc. The move was meant to save the DVLA £10 million a year but instead revenue from vehicle excise duty fell £93 million.
In a research study conducted by uSwitch, three quarters of the 6,018 respondents called for the tax disc to be brought back.
Kasey Cassells, insurance expert at uSwitch.com, said:
“A gap has clearly been left by the paper disc, but the move towards modernisation doesn’t go far enough.
“Despite receiving reminders by post, motorists with the best intentions are getting caught out by forgetting their renewal date. The DVLA should consider more relevant notifications, like text alerts which have proved successful for the NHS.”
Speaking to The Mail Online, a DVLA spokeswoman said:
“Almost 99 per cent of all vehicles on the road are correctly taxed – that’s around £6billion in vehicle tax passed to the Treasury every year.
“We write to every registered vehicle keeper in the UK to remind them when their tax is due, which why it’s vital drivers tell us when they move house.”
It’s not just about saving trees, the new system means that you can pay in monthly instalments instead of one sum. However, is the loss of the tax disc encouraging more motorists to evade tax?
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