- Stricter punishments for speeding offences in Engl...
24th April 2017
- Meet Police Scotland’s motorcycle safety camera
12th April 2017
Have you heard of Police Scotlands latest safety camera? It's a motorcycle!
- Norwegian motorcyclist tells her story after a cra...
7th April 2017
Remember the Norwegian girl who got hit by a Tesla? Great interview with her, video on FEMA site here Read more...
3rd April 2017
This is brilliant. Shame our telephone number has changed - 0116 2795112 but the url is still the same!
- BMF events: what's coming up in 2017?
29th March 2017
What are your riding plans for 2017? Find out more about our events taking place this summer or try something new and go international with the FIM
- Blood Bikes – biking in memory of a brother
27th March 2017
Colette Falloon hadn’t ridden a bike in 15 years… but she is determined to become a Blood Biker in memory of her brother, Marcel
- Tell a friend – free opportunities to try motorc...
24th March 2017
Do you know someone who'd like to try motorcycling? The Motorcycle Industry Association GB's GetOn offers free try-out sessions for new riders
- 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
While we hope that you are not the one that needs emergency assistance, it goes without saying that motorcyclists are often the ones that need a rapid response team. That these ...
New tech will identify potholes before they develop
Thurrock and York councils are set to trial a new system to detect road-surface defects before they develop into problematic potholes.
By using cameras mounted on refuse-collection vehicles, intelligent software will generate a map of the road surface. It will then identify defects and monitor how they deteriorate over time.
The technology will allow the councils to learn more about the causes of potholes and further understand the effects of day-to-day wear. In detecting these defects, the issues can be fixed before they become more of a concern.
Brian Little, Councillor at Thurrock Council, told localgov.co.uk: “The scheme will provide us with the level of detail not seen before on how problems on the highways become defects and then potholes.”
The trial is part of a new £1.2 billion wave of government funding intended to improve road conditions and improve journeys.
Road surface defects are notorious for causing motorcycle accidents – and it’s not just potholes that riders should be looking out for. Ride safe.