European Driving Information from FICC

Italy            Mobile Phone Use. Italy has drastically increased fines for traffic offences since 1st January 2017. In addition using your mobile phone, unless it’s a hands-free device will in future result in your loosing your drivers licence for up to two months. For holders of a foreign drivers licence, this would amout to a ban…

Over 40? Soon, you won’t need an MOT

Published on 2 December 2017 by Robert Drane Motorcycles which are more than 40 years old will no longer be required to take an MoT after May 2018. The move follows a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation which listened to the thoughts of both individuals and organisations, including the BMF. The DfT explained that the…

New safety camera vans

North Yorkshire Police are set to deploy six new safety camera vans across the county, in a bid to further reduce the number of collisions, deaths and serious injuries on the regions roads. See Full Story

What is happening to Vehicle tax in 2017

Last summer, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a radical overhaul of the UK’s system for taxing cars, known as Vehicle Excise Duty, or VED. The new regulations come into force on 1 April, and will make some cars much more expensive to run. The amount of VED you pay will still be…

New European rules for motorcycle gear

The European Parliament decided this week that motorcycle gear is protective clothing that will have to meet European standards. Until now only protective (motorcycle) gloves, boots and impact protectors were seen as protective gear and had to meet certain standards. Today the European parliament decided to include all motorcycle gear in the new protective personal…

NPR Needs You

All this years rides are now taken. I am now asking for volunteers for next year 2017, all months are available, I will be taking them on a first come fist served basis. Ta Richard   2016. January 10th             Cancelled February 14th           Alan & Jeanette March 13th             Dale & Sue April 10th                   Richard & Anne May 8th ?                   Andy…

Advance Passenger Information

The UK government have introduced Exit Checks at all ports and airports from 1st April 2015. This requires Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to gather information on the identity of every person leaving the country, at their point of departure, and pass this information securely to UK Border Force. In order to comply with this new legislation,…