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Motorcycle theft eliminated in London ‘hotspot’

Thieves Beware

A partnership between Westminster City Council, Metropolitan Police and Datatag has eliminated motorcycle theft in a London hotspot, St James’ Square.

Since September 2014 no motorcycles have been stolen from the location, a staggering statistic considering that during an average year 52 motorcycles are stolen from it’s bays. This feat was achieved by advertising onsite tagging at a reduced rate for motorcyclists using the pay-to-park area. Datatag and Westminster City Council were on hand during a day in September where the service was offered for £50.

This drastic drop in theft isn’t only great news for users of St James’ Square as Paul King from Westminster City Council confirmed plans to repeat in ‘other theft ‘hot spots’ in the City’. More success of the idea in London could see other Councils around the country follow suit.


Could CBT be set to change?


Last week the Government published a report looking at Compulsory Basic Training, those who undertake it and the people who train them. Currently a CBT will allow anyone over the age of 16 to ride unaccompanied on the road after passing as long as you display ‘L’ plates. But could this be set to change?

Sparked by statistics that show teens are 50% more likely to be involved in a collision than 20-24 year olds, the report aimed to ‘gain a better understanding of who is taking CBT and to gather views on their experience’.

The report saw SPA Future Thinking make recommendations including the introduction of a simplified theory test, flexibility in repeat CBT and more consistency when evaluating knowledge of the Highway Code.

A full version of the report is available online here.


New Licence Regulations

Routes to Riding

There has been some confusion surrounding new licence rules that come into force here in the UK in January, so we thought we’d outline the new rules here for you to clear things up! All explanations have been provided by the fantastic people at Get On.

This legislation is not retrospective, so anyone currently holding a licence will not be affected.

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