Friday, May 07, 2010
Will New Motorcycles Be Required To Have Anti-Lock Brakes?
Can anti-lock brakes save the lives of more motorcycle riders?
According to the Washington Post, an insurance industry group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make anti-lock brakes on motorcycles a federal mandate.
The story reports that The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says accident reports show new motorbikes with anti-lock brakes save lives and should be required.
While the new mandate would make bikes safer, they would push the price of a motorcycle up by 1000 dollars.
Source: The Washington Post