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Do You Know Anyone Who Can Help?

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by T.C, May 3, 2018.

  1. T.C

    T.C Race Rep +

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    I have been speaking to a lady called Amy at the BBC today.

    They are going to be doing a piece in the near future about motorcyclists not wearing the appropriate riding equipment and will be accompanying the Police who will be pulling riders to advise them of the importance of wearing the right kit.

    What she says is

    "We are running a light piece where we will be going out with police who will be pulling people over to advise them to wear appropriate clothing.

    We are not looking for an expert but someone who has had an injury due to wearing inappropriate clothing and wants to raise awareness so that people who wear shorts and t-shirts etc. whilst biking in the summer think twice."

    In short she is looking for people who have suffered an injury on the bike which can be attributed to not wearing the proper kit and would be prepared to speak to the BBC and possibly be filmed and interviewed.

    Do you know anyone who fits the bill and would be prepared to have a chat?

    I can provide the contact details should someone come forward.

    Oh, and this thread is not intended to start the debate of ATGATT, I think we al know where we stand on this one.......
     
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  2. Tony

    Tony Moderator Staff Member Moderator +

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    'Accompanying the Police who will be pulling riders to advise them of the importance of wearing the right kit'

    Sorry, even though I personally, think bikers should wear, a suitable amount of protection, its their choice!.

    Unless it becomes law, I do not think the police should be stopping anyone, regarding so called proper kit!
     
  3. Tomasbe

    Tomasbe Street Fighter +

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    Hear, hear. Unless one's riding naked (with a helmet on).
     
  4. T.C

    T.C Race Rep +

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    Sorry, I am not going to get into that debate except to say that it is part of the requirements of a Constable to protect life and property, and if advising someone of the importance of wearing something other than shorts and a T shirt s going to save someone having to scrape up a few hundered feet of skin off the road surface, thenI am all for it.

    I have been there done it and it is not a pretty task and it costs a lot of money.

    Providing the helmet is securely fastened though, it is perfectly legal subject to any decency laws being broken

    On top of which you will only lose a maximum of 25% of any claim you make for injuries in the event of a non fault crash, and depending on circumstances, you may not lose anythig by way of contributory negligence at all.

    Even if you rode without a crash helmet, you would only possibly lose up to a maximum of 25% despite it being illegal.
     
  5. Tomasbe

    Tomasbe Street Fighter +

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    Nanny state, imho.
     
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  6. Tony

    Tony Moderator Staff Member Moderator +

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    Education, yes at the right time, stopping people, going on their daily business no, just wrong, where does it stop!.

    Kevlar jeans could be mistaken for Asda's finest, no High Vis etc etc.





     
  7. Blade rr6

    Blade rr6 Custom cruiser +

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    Does this include people who wear RST shite??:giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle:
     

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