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Keeping motorcyclists safe while on the road

| Jun 25, 2021 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Many New Hampshire residents choose to ride a motorcycle because it allows them to save money on fuel and car maintenance. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle isn’t always safe as they don’t have as many things to protect passengers as cars do. All of this is starting to change thanks to new safety innovations. The following safety trends are keeping many motorcyclists safe while they are on the road.

Technologically-advanced helmets

Helmets can do a wide variety of things other than keeping the driver’s head safe during a crash. Many of them have Bluetooth capabilities so that drivers can connect them to their phones. This gives the driver the ability to communicate or listen to navigation without having to take their eyes off of the road.

Airbags

In the past, motorcycles never had airbags to protect the driver in motor vehicle accidents. This increased the likelihood of them getting injured or killed when they experienced some type of road collision. Motorcyclists now have a few different options for airbags. Some motorcycles do have airbags installed in them. The motorcyclist can also purchase jackets or vests that have airbags in them as well.

Anti-lock brakes

Just like with other drivers, motorcyclists may need to stop very quickly. Anti-lock brakes can help them. This type of braking system keeps their wheels from locking up when they are trying to stop and makes their bike more stable. This can help them avoid a crash and can keep their bike from sliding.

Riding a motorcycle has gotten safer thanks to safety trends. These trends allow motorcyclists to enjoy the freedom and convenience of driving a motorcycle while not having to be as concerned as they have been in the past about suffering a devastating injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist.

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