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Editorial: AGM: Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and many thanks to Chief Constable Stuart Hyde for agreeing to be our President and for taking the time to come to the AGM and update us on the work of our Police Force.
Working parking levy: Nottingham City Council has introduced a so-‐
ĐĂůůĞĚ͚ǁŽƌŬƉůĂĐĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐůĞǀǇ͛ƐĐŚĞŵĞŝŶƚŚĞĐŝƚǇƐĞƚƚŽƐĞĞĂŶĂŶŶƵĂůĨĞĞŽĨ £288 introduced for parking spaces offered to company employees. Companies with 10 spaces or fewer and the emergency services will be exempt from paying into the scheme, but will still have to register their spaces with the council. Nottingham City ŽƵŶĐŝůƐĂǇƐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞtW>ǁŝůů͞ĨƵŶĚŵĂũŽƌ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐŝŶƚŚĞĂƌĞĂ͕͟ǁŚŝůĞƚŚĞ AA has called it a "tax on work".
AA president Edmund King said: "At a time when drivers are facing record prices at the pumps, further charges for parking at work are the last thing they need. 'This damaging 'tax on work' should be stopped from spreading elsewhere as it will damage the economy and hit employees who just can't afford it."
Red Diesel: Ministers are considering opening up the sale of red diesel to motorists in the event of a fuel strike taking place, part of a package of measures the Government is drawing up to try and mitigate the impact of tanker drivers refusing to deliver fuel.
Inside this Issue 2. Editorial 3. Presentation on Collision Investigation: 6th June 3. Cloned number plates 4. New jaguar engines 5. Road Tax emission based changes 5. Insurance sense at last 7. Biker Corner:
7. Triumph Sprint GT
8. Tank bag repair
8. 2012 Yamaha YZF-‐R1
Congratulations on passing the Car Observer Course go to Maureen Robinson. (Instructor: George Cairns). Since passing the Advanced Test earlier this year, Maureen has made remarkable progress and quickly came up to speed with the requirements of being an IAM Observer.
Congratulations on passing the Bike Observer Course go to Hank de Groot and Steve Topping; (Instructors: Alan Bragg (one of our Examiners) and Greig Hanson respectively).
9. CWCAM Committee contact details;
Congratulations also to Nikki Seggie on passing the
Advanced Car Test (Observer George Cairns). Well done Nikki for being the perfect Associate!
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Presentation on Collision Investigation: Nigel MacDonald has arranged for Mark Dempster of the Collision Investigation Unit, to give a presentation to the Group on the work of the Unit. The presentation will take place at Durranhill Police Station on Wednesday 6th June, starting at 19:30. It is hoped that as many Group members as possible will attend the presentation; family and friends are also welcome. Please make a note in your diary as this will be a really interesting evening!
Cloned Number Plates:
Apparently there are over 20,000 cars in the UK with cloned ƉůĂƚĞƐ͘/ƚ͛ƐĞĂƐǇƚŽŽƌĚĞƌŶƵŵďĞƌƉůĂƚĞƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŝŶƚĞƌŶĞƚ͖ ƐŽŝƚ͛ƐƉŽƐƐŝďůĞƚŚĂƚǇŽƵƌŶƵŵďĞƌƉůĂƚĞŝƐďĞŝŶŐĚŝƐƉůĂǇĞĚ illegally on another car. If that car is involved in crime or if the driver commits a traffic offence, as the registered keeper, iƚ͛ƐǇŽƵƚŚĂƚƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƐŶŽƚŝĨŝĐĂƚŝŽŶ͘ High fuel prices, traffic jams, parking costs and fines -‐ British motoring doesn't come cheap; and if you live in the capital, there's the largely despised congestion charge to contend with too. But for some motorists, driving has become even more of an expensive luxury. Hundreds of pounds worth of congestion charges, speeding and parking fines have been landing on the doormat of innocent motorists. Car cloners or "ringers", as they are known, are motoring bandits. They spot a hapless motorist, note the number-‐plate of the car and then get duplicate plates made. Sporting the new plates, they cruise the streets with impunity. Meanwhile, the unwitting motorist is watching fines and charges roll in!
Advice from DVLA, if you think your vehicle has been cloned: Cloning involves the copying of the identity of a similar (non-‐stolen) vehicle already on the road. Criminals find an exact match of the car they have stolen and replace the number plates on the vehicle with false number plates. If you suspect your vehicle has been cloned, the following points will help you avoid becoming a victim of further crime.
What you need to do If you think you have been the victim of vehicle cloning you should: ͻ return any fines or correspondence to the issuing authorities providing them with any documentary evidence you have; ͻ write to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Swansea, SA99 1ZA or fax them on 01792 783 083, they will record your correspondence; ͻ contact the police, it is a matter for them to trace and prosecute the culprit to prevent this illegal activity from continuing; 3 | P a g e
What happens next? DVLA will consider issuing a new registration mark on request if satisfied that there is a genuine case of vehicle cloning. Acceptable evidence might include applications to register and licence a vehicle from someone other than the registered keeper.
What is being done to stop cloning? ƐƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚ͛ƐĚƌŝǀĞƚŽƌĞĚƵĐĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞƌĞůĂƚĞĚĐƌŝŵĞ͕s>ŚĂƐŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĞĚŵĞĂƐƵƌĞƐ to seek to address the problem. The introduction of the Registered Number Plate Supplier (RNPS) scheme means that: ͻ All current number plate suppliers in the United Kingdom must register with DVLA; ͻ Registered suppliers must keep a record of every sale; Documentary evidence of the customer's name and address and entitlement to the registration mark requested, must be obtained; A team of DVLA enforcement officers works closely with police and trading standards colleagues to help ensure number plate suppliers adhere to the rules. Intelligence led enforcement action is taken against those in breach of the requirements, including prosecution, fines and removal from the number plate suppliers register. This has introduced much greater control over the supply of number plates. To help tackle the theft of number plates, DVLA has led the development of an agreed voluntary standard for theft-‐resistant plates. Once these plates are detached from a vehicle they cannot be used again. They are now available from a number of outlets. Please contact your local car dealer for further information.
New Jaguar Engines: Jaguar is introducing a new 3.0-‐litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and a 2.0-‐litre four-‐cylinder turbo to its model line-‐up. The supercharged V6 will be available with 375bhp or 335bhp, but the high output option will only be available in the upcoming F-‐Type sports car. Meanwhile the 335bhp model will come in the XF and XJ, allowing them to accelerate from 0-‐62mph in 5.7 seconds. The 2.0-‐litre four-‐cylinder turbocharged engine will also be made available in the XF and XJ, where ŝƚ͛ůůƉƌŽĚƵĐĞϮϰϳďŚƉ͘dŚŝƐĞŶŐŝŶĞǁŝůůƌĞƉůĂĐĞƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĂůůǇ-‐aspirated 3.0-‐ůŝƚƌĞsϲƚŚĂƚ͛ƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůǇ ŽĨĨĞƌĞĚŝŶ:ĂŐƵĂƌ͛ƐŐůŽďĂůůŝŶĞ-‐up ʹ although it won't come to the UK. 4 | P a g e
Ron Lee, Group Chief Engineer Powertrain, Jaguar Cars, said: "Both the 3.0 V6 S/C and 2.0 I4 Ti make intelligent use of forced-‐induction technology to produce high-‐specific output in an efficient way, while delivering the compelling combination of flexibility, refinement and driver reward that are integral attributes in all Jaguar engines."
Is it true: only cars emitting 85g/km or less to be exempt Road tax? The Government plans to scrap road tax exemption for cars emitting less than 100g/km of CO2 as part of a major shake-‐up. So say senior motor industry figures, who predict the move could hit private drivers in 2016, to ĨŽůůŽǁϮϬϭϱ͛ƐĐŽŵƉĂŶǇĐĂƌƚĂǆĐŚĂŶŐĞƐ͘ Westminster aims to meet strict EU targets to cut average new car COϮĨƌŽŵůĂƐƚǇĞĂƌ͛Ɛϭϯϴ͘ϭŐͬŬŵůĞǀĞůƚŽϵϱŐͬŬŵďǇϮϬϮϬ͘ But the Treasury needs to slash the road tax exemption band to maintain revenue. Industry insiders suggest only cars emitting 85g/km and below would be exempt in 2016 ʹ ĞǆĐůƵĚŝŶŐ&ŽƌĚ͛ƐŶĞǁϴϳŐͬŬŵ&ŝĞsta ECOnetic ʹ and that this will be cut annually to 2020. ͞dŚĞƌĞĐĞŶƚƵĚŐĞƚƐŝŐŶĂůůĞĚƚŚĞŶĞĞĚĨŽƌƌĞƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌŝŶŐs͕͟ƐĂŝĚ&ŽƌĚ͛ƐŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚĂĨĨĂŝƌƐ ŵĂŶĂŐĞƌŚƌŝƐƚŽƉŚĞůĂƌŬĞ͘͞/ŶϮϬϭϲ͕ƚŚĞĚŝĞƐĞůƐƵƉƉůĞŵĞŶƚŽŶĐŽŵƉĂŶǇĐĂƌƚĂǆǁŝůůďĞƌĞŵŽǀĞĚ͖ this couůĚŝŶĚŝĐĂƚĞĂƚŝŵĞĨƌĂŵĞ͘͟ Paul Everitt, from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), agreed a shake-‐up was ůŝŬĞůǇ͘͞dŚĞďĞƚƚĞƌǁĞƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂƚŚŝƚƚŝŶŐKϮƚĂƌŐĞƚƐ͕ƚŚĞůĞƐƐƚĂǆƚŚĞ'ŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚǁŝůůƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ͕͟ŚĞ ƐĂŝĚ͘ƵƚŚĞĞǆƉĞĐƚƐ͞ƚŚƌĞĞǇĞĂƌƐ͛ŶŽƚŝĐĞŽŶƌŽĂĚƚĂǆĐŚĂŶŐĞƐ͕͟ƐŽƉůĂŶƐĨŽƌϮϬϭϲǁŽƵůĚŚĂǀĞƚŽďĞ ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚŝŶŶĞǆƚǇĞĂƌ͛ƐƵĚŐĞƚ͘ Source: Auto Express
Insurance sense at last! The Co-‐operative Insurance has conducted analysis of 10,000 young driver insurance claims and found that those with ƚĞůĞŵĂƚŝĐƐ;͚ƐŵĂƌƚďŽǆ͛ͿŝŶƐƵƌĂŶĐĞĂƌĞϮϬйůĞƐƐůŝŬĞůǇƚŽŚĂǀĞĂ crash than those with standard insurance. The research looks at driving behaviour of 17 to 25 year olds across the country, a year after The Co-‐ŽƉĞƌĂƚŝǀĞ͛ƐzŽƵŶŐ Driver scheme was launched. Young drivers with telematics are also less likely than those without to have a serious crash, meaning that their average claims are 30% less costly.
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This means that young drivers are not only driving more safely, but their insurance premiums are less than they would have been without telematics. Manager of the Young Driver Insurance scheme Amy Kilmartin said that younger motorists could benefit from major savings, which is particularly important as premiums for young drivers can often be large. The Co-‐operative is also calling for more women to adopt the smart box technology, as a recent ruling means insurers can no longer charge differing premiums according to gender. However, women are safer drivers, so if more take on telematics their safer driving behaviour could see them pay lower premiums.
What is Telematics? Are you paying too much for your car insurance? /ĨǇŽƵ͛ƌĞǁŝůůŝŶŐƚŽƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĂƚǇŽƵ͛ƌĞĂƐĂĨĞĚƌŝǀĞƌ you could pay less for your cover with Telematics. Personalised insurance based ŽŶǁŚĞŶĂŶĚŚŽǁzKhĚƌŝǀĞ͘tŚĞŶŝƚĐŽŵĞƐƚŽĐĂƌŝŶƐƵƌĂŶĐĞ͕ŝĨǇŽƵ͛ƌĞ ƵŶůƵĐŬǇĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽĨĂůůŝŶƚŽŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞŚŝŐŚƌŝƐŬŐƌŽƵƉƐ͕ǇŽƵ͛ůůůŝŬĞůǇďĞůŽŽŬŝŶŐĂƚŚŝŐŚƉƌĞŵŝƵŵƐƚŽ insure your car. Telematics aims to help those in high risk groups such as -‐ x x x
young drivers inexperienced drivers less frequent drivers with a low annual mileage
If you fall into one of these groups Telematics could help you pay cheaper premiums! Instead of paying for insurance based on the average driver, telematics insurance is based on when and how YOU ĚƌŝǀĞ͘zŽƵĐĂŶ͛ƚƐĂǇĨĂŝƌĞƌƚŚĂŶƚŚĂƚ͊ Telematics cover often comes with other benefits like free anti-‐theft tracking and personalised online records of your driving; great for younger drivers or anyone who wants to take control of their insurance costs. Read more: http://www.confused.com/car-‐insurance/telematics#ixzz1twbLcVO5
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Biker Corner: Triumph Sprint GT The perfect all rounder built for your lifestyle. Two up or solo, loaded or light, the Sprint GT takes it all and delivers a fast and stable GT experience in a value for money package. Triumph spoke to many sports touring riders when developing the Sprint GT, including many Sprint ST owners. The result is a package that delivers all that is good about the ST, updated and incorporating a number of features aimed at improving practicality and mile eating capabilities. A classic British GT.
Designed by long-‐distance riders for long-‐distance riders; tŚĂƚ͛ƐǁŚǇƚŚĞ'dŚĂƐƚŚĞϭϬϱϬĐĐƚƌŝƉůĞ renowned for power, reliability and soul. That's why the GT has a fuel tank that'll cover 200 miles. That's why the GT has an up rated headlight; an extended swing arm for better stability and that's why the GT has up to 117 litres of luggage capacity with an accessory top box including 12v electronics. Sport or Touring? How about both with the supremely versatile Sprint? It has a 1050cc engine, mile eating capacity, bags of torque, comfort and plenty of "go" as well as power, handling, practicality and versatility in equal measure. Fuel Efficiency: 40 MPG City / 59 MPG open road Performance: Triumph's 1050cc triple engine up-‐rated to 130PS, with 108Nm of torque for greater everyday performance. The new ECU helps deliver smoother throttle response, more power and torque and improved fuel consumption. Handling and Comfort: With the same twin-‐spar aluminium beam frame as the ST, plus up-‐rated internals and a new chassis, the new Sprint GT combines Sports bike performance with two up all day touring comfort. Practicality: Under seat storage with space for a u-‐lock; built in rack and grab handle; 200 mile fuel range; world class luggage handling with 31 litre helmet-‐swallowing panniers as standard: the Sprint GT is as practical as you need. Even More Practicality: Triumph's Accessories division offers a full range of accessories for you to create your own GT. Start with a colour coded and powered top box. Check out the seating options, heated grips and taller aero screen. 7 | P a g e
Tank Bag Repair: My tank bag zipper jammed with winter road salt so I took it to Richard Graham, Carlisle Shoe Repairs, 1 Citadel Row, Carlisle, Telephone: 01228 521990, to see if it could be repaired. I thought a new zip would be required, costing about £30, but Richard replaced both zippers for £8: what a deal! Richard can repair motorcycle clothing, so if you have any items in need of attention, why not give him a call? Nigel MacDonald Senior Motorcycle Observer
2012 Yamaha YZF-‐R1 Experienced supersport riders and track day enthusiasts will have a blast riding the new 2012 R1. In addition to the ECU changes and new traction control system, which combine to achieve a new level of drivability, the R1 features a more aggressive fairing "face" with new eye catching LED illumination lights. Other new styling highlights include the exhaust covers and exhaust end tips plus a Moto GP inspired lightweight top triple clamp. The 2011 AMA Superbike Championship winning R1 with its cross plane crank and uneven firing order has taken another evolutionary step forward for 2012 with the addition of traction control and revised ECU settings. These changes make it easier for the experienced rider to bring out the full performance of the new 2012 Yamaha YZF-‐R1 while enjoying the unique character and sound of the revolutionary cross plane engine. With back-‐to-‐back American Superbike Championships and more Moto GP-‐inspired than ever, the ZϭŝƐƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ͛ƐŵŽƐƚĂĚǀĂŶĐĞĚKƉĞŶ-‐class production motorcycle. The 2012 Yamaha YZF-‐R1 is unlike anything before as it benefits from even more Moto GP technology with new traction control and the World GP 50th Anniversary livery option, which includes a 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and a special numbered plate showing the production number of only 2000 units that will be produced worldwide. From the track to the street, it truly is "the 1."
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CWCAM Committee Contact Details: Chairman & Membership Officer
Chris Hardy 016974 73378 email@example.com
Glynis Peacock 01900 826005 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Neil Stanton 07919 676739 email@example.com Maureen Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org