"The Department for Transport is not aware of any evidence to support the introduction of a maximum engine power limit for motorcycles as an effective measure to reduce accidents"
AN ONLINE PETITION asking the Government to refrain from capping the power limit of motorcycles in the UK has been met by a favourable response from No.10 Downing Street.The petition, which asks the Government to "Not allow the draconian proposals to apply power restrictions on motorcycles go through. France is the perfect case study, it does not work, training and attitude is what matters," mustered a mere 719 responses from the public. Even so, the Government replied to the petition with this official response:"The Government supports in principle any action that would reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on UK roads. However, each initiative needs to be considered on its merits and the relative costs and benefits measured.The Department for Transport is not aware of any evidence to support the introduction of a maximum engine power limit for motorcycles as an effective measure to reduce accidents and so does not believe that limits on the maximum power of motorcycles are necessary in the UK.In its response to the European Commission’s initial consultation on proposals to revise the legislation on motorcycle construction the UK Department for Transport made it clear that, while individual member states should be permitted to set limits on a national basis, there should be no blanket maximum power limit imposed across all member states."
Does that make voting Labour a little more enticing at the next election?
Posted: 23/10/2009 at 11:09
The DfT has been taking more of an interest in bikes over the last few years and seems at last to be listening. MAG and the BMF are talking to them about diesel spills and crash barriers as well so maybe changes are finally coming
Posted: 23/10/2009 at 12:27
Posted: 27/10/2009 at 20:12
This cash strapped lot of baddies simply cannot afford the cost of the legislation...Thank goodness!
Posted: 28/10/2009 at 19:07
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