If you ask any motorcyclist about the most important part of a bike, the majority will likely answer, “the brakes.” Brakes are essential to any motor vehicle and especially to motorcyclists who are so vulnerable to injury in the event of a crash. Having to suddenly brake can be dangerous for motorcyclists, however, as there is the chance they may lose grip with the road and slide or skid out, which often results in a serious crash. In response to this issue, many motorcycle manufacturers have been trying to improve brake systems, such as by installing anti-lock brakes that help … Read MorePosted In: Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles have become more popular across the United States. A 2014 report by the United States Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) indicated that there are 8,454,939 registered motorcycles in the United States.1 This means that the number of registered motorcycles is equal to approximately 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States.
The increase of registered motorcycles in the United States has naturally led to an increase in the number of traffic accidents involving motorcycles. A 2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report found that a total of 88,000 motorcyclist injuries were reported … Read MorePosted In: Motorcycle Accidents