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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   chris.familyhardy@tiscali.co.uk    

Vice   Chairman  

Glynis  Peacock   01900  826005   glynispeacock@hotmail.co.uk    

Secretary  

Mark  Mazurek   07709  419578   mark@marksmotoring.com    

Treasurer  &   Newsletter  Editor  

George  Cairns   07974  826  970   cairns.george@btinternet.com    

Members:  

Reverend  Ken  Wright   01946  833536   kenwright@talktalk.net    

 

Nigel  MacDonald   07595  122765   nigel.macdonald4@btinternet.com    

 

 

 

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Neil  Stanton   07919  676739   neilstanton1@btinternet.com     Maureen  Robinson   maureen_rob@hotmail.com    

 


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