How Anti-Lock Braking Systems Help Prevent Motorcycle Crashes

As a Memphis motorcycle crash attorney, I’ve seen my share of horrible road accidents. That’s why I support efforts to make motorcycles as safe as possible.

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) help make sure motorcycles don’t lock up when the driver slams the brakes. They use information from wheel speed sensors to adjust the pressure of the brake fluid, and they can hold and release pressure depending on how the wheels behave. As a result, the motorcycle keeps traction better and stays more stable.

Many studies show how effective ABS can be. For example, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found certain motorcycles without ABS have a 37% higher chance of fatal crashes. The Swedish Road Administration found ABS could prevent 48% of all severe and fatal motorcycle accidents above 125cc.

The European Union now requires ABS on all new motorcycles, and other countries are following suit.

It seems strange they need to require ABS, considering what a huge difference it makes in motorcycle safety. I would hope the market responds to these results as well and that all motorcycle manufacturers begin to use anti-lock technology in their new vehicle development.

Memphis Motorcycle Crash Attorney for the Mid-South

Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents have more to do with other careless or dangerous drivers than with the motorcycle. As a Memphis motorcycle crash attorney, I know how easily drivers forget to glance over their shoulder or watch for bikes.

Of course we want to do everything possible to make motorcycles safe. But what happens when someone veers into your lane anyway? ABS can’t do everything.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need a lawyer who understands your situation. Someone with years of experience helping bikers get the compensation they need and deserve. Someone who will fight for you, so you can focus on getting better.

You need a Memphis motorcycle crash attorney who won’t give up on you or take for granted what you’ve lost. And that’s who we are at Darrell Castle and Associates.

Contact me today to discuss your situation, absolutely free. You’ll be glad you did.