New Motorcycle Safety Gear May Save Your Life
More and more Americans are riding motorcycles. It has become a popular form of transportation all across the country, as it should be! But that does not change the fact that motorcycle accidents are incredibly dangerous. Motorcycle operators who are involved in accidents often suffer from catastrophic injuries, if they survive the collision at all.
Thankfully, recent improvements in equipment and safety gear for motorcycle riders are here! And they’re ready to help save your life.
Anti-Lock Braking Systems
With older models of motorcycles, when you suddenly brake, the wheels often lock. This can be incredibly dangerous, as a sudden stop of motion can cause you to be flung forward off the bike. The impact could cause serious damages, especially if you are flung into oncoming traffic. However, with anti-lock braking systems, the bike will automatically pump the brakes, lowering the chances of you losing control.
Automatic Adaptive Headlights
Older models of motorcycles have low-beam lights that are fixed in place. This can present a problem when entering a particularly dark area or taking a tight turn on a street that isn’t well lit. New headlights have the ability to sense where visibility is needed, and pivot on their own. They greatly increase visibility, which in turn decreases the chances of an accident.
One thing that can make motorcycles difficult to control, especially for less experienced riders, is the lack of stability. Passenger vehicles have four wheels, which means they are less likely to fall or roll over if the driver takes a turn too quickly. With motorcycles, it is incredibly easy to topple to the side if you lean too far in one direction or turn too sharply. New stability control systems can analyze the level of traction the bike has with the ground, as well as how far the bike is leaned to one side, in order to supply just the right amount of power, allowing you to stay in control of your motorcycle and prevent a lay down accident.
Helmets are a key component of safety gear for any motorcycle operator. Head and brain injuries are very common in motorcycle accidents and neglecting to wear a helmet could easily result in death. Newly designed helmets are not just useful for protection during a collision, however. Many helmets now come with camera systems that effectively eliminate blind spots and allow you to keep your eyes on the road, while still checking for other vehicles around you. Some even have built-in GPS systems, which allow you to use your GPS without having to use your phone, which is practically impossible to do safely while operating a motorcycle.
Vests and Jackets with Airbags
The average passenger vehicle has protective walls, seatbelts, and more importantly, airbags. But in a motorcycle, there’s no room for the safety device. That’s why motorcycle gear innovators have started to put airbags in jackets and vests instead. Sensors in the clothes can tell when the motorcycle has impacted with another vehicle or object and will immediately deploy the airbag before impact. This protects vital organs from traumatic motorcycle accident injuries.
When Tragedy Strikes
Motorcycle accidents are terrifying and can leave you in medical debt, as well as out of a job if you can’t work in your condition. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need experienced legal help to get you compensation today. Call our firm, Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (480) 588-8508 and secure the experience of a Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney.
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