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Mandatory Anti-Lock Brakes may Reduce Colorado Motorcycle Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on June 27, 2013

Colorado Springs Motorcycle SafetyIn an effort to reduce the growing number of motorcycle fatalities in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute recently petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to make anti-lock brakes a mandatory feature of all new motorcycles sold in the United States. Studies conducted by the IIHS found that anti-lock brakes could reduce fatal motorcycle accidents by at least 31% because they would allow riders to fully brake in an emergency. Motorcyclists tend to avoid braking with full force when their bike does not have anti-lock brakes because it may cause the front wheel to lock and increase the chance of a serious collision. Read the rest »

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