Visors

BS4110 or equivalent – ie. ensures a satisfactory level of scratch resistance + permitting up to 50% light transmittance. Sunglasses, tear-offs, inner wrap-rounds – are permitted.

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Unfit Vehicles

[SEE ALSO TESTING – YOUR MACHINE & POLICE POWERS] Unfit vehicles (Section 69 Road Traffic Act 1988) – Prohibition Notices If there is a danger of injury to a person then authorised constables and vehicle examiners may issue a prohibition notice which is effective until a test has been taken. In those circumstances riding on a road after the prohibition notice is only permitted in limited circumstances – eg to attend a test centre with prior approval.

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Trikes

So far as the law is concerned, these are something of a hybrid. The law is often confused as to whether it should be classed as a motorcycle for such purposes as seat belts/helmets used. There are complex rules relating to weight ratio, whether passengers sit “on” or “astride”. To make matters worse trikes are generally “one-offs” – so every case must be taken on its individual facts.

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Training (Motorcycle)

Training& licence information

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Testing – Your Machine and Police Powers

Falls under Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.

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