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Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby duke63 » 12 Oct 2021, 18:38

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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby Kwacky » 12 Oct 2021, 18:50

I think anything along those lines will be very limited. There's a massive industry involved in vehicle modification. It would have a pretty decent impact on jobs and revenue
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby duke63 » 12 Oct 2021, 18:58

I was reading another MAG article the other day in which they say that every major city in the UK does not include privately owned vehicles of ny kind in its future transport planning.
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby Cav » 12 Oct 2021, 23:04

duke63 wrote:https://www.mag-uk.org/mag-defends-motorcycle-ownership-with-no-strings-attached/?fbclid=IwAR3qkA1EsGGH8H-VKl_ZKNWEqvsUAjRPNKSPK8kOwYJbnekpHj38qj7-u2Q

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Don't just read the headlines.. this is intended to prevent tampering enabling vehicles to engage with automated vehicles and therefore increasing everyone's safety. It won't prohibit your ability to fit heated grips.
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby kiwikrasher » 13 Oct 2021, 13:04

Cav wrote:
duke63 wrote:https://www.mag-uk.org/mag-defends-motorcycle-ownership-with-no-strings-attached/?fbclid=IwAR3qkA1EsGGH8H-VKl_ZKNWEqvsUAjRPNKSPK8kOwYJbnekpHj38qj7-u2Q

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Don't just read the headlines.. this is intended to prevent tampering enabling vehicles to engage with automated vehicles and therefore increasing everyone's safety. It won't prohibit your ability to fit heated grips.


I read it too, I reckon decats and aftermarket exhausts would be in question

establishing a flexible, proportionate, and responsive approach to regulating safety,
security and environmental performance of vehicles


We will create new offences for tampering with a system, part or component of a vehicle
intended or adapted to be used on a road. This will enable us to address existing gaps in
the legislation, ensuring cleaner and safer vehicles


a specific offence for removing, reducing the effectiveness of, or rendering inoperative a
system, part or component for a vehicle
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby Cav » 13 Oct 2021, 14:13

Yeah I caught that but I hate how misleading they present it. NO MODIFICATIONS! Except it's actually just this, this and that.
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby D41 » 13 Oct 2021, 14:27

I should imagine they're specifying those items as they are the most popular mods, as well as the most practical to enforce.
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Re: Government proposals to end modification of vehicles

Postby kiwikrasher » 13 Oct 2021, 14:45

The way I read it, it is not banning mods as such. But 'tampering' with existing systems, pertaining specifically to safety, environmental and security.
Modifications, as in adding items, heated grips, padded seats, screens etc would still be ok, but rip out a cat, put in a free flowing exhaust, remap, alter software pertaining to automation integration systems would be a no-no.

I really am surprised we as bikers can still rip cat's out tbh. It's been highly illegal in all other automotive types for years, at least in NZ and Australia
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