Day: September 1, 2021

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Studies Motorcycle ABS

Press Release | September 1, 2021

Nearly a decade after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety first called for a federal mandate requiring street-legal motorcycles to be equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS), the data continue to pile up in favor of this lifesaving technology.

This is a press release from IIHS…

Examining fatal crash rates for 65 motorcycle models offering ABS as an option over 2013-19, the researchers found that bikes equipped with the feature were involved in 22 percent fewer fatal crashes per 10,000 registered vehicle years. A registered vehicle year is equal to one motorcycle registered for one year.

“We have known that ABS saves lives and have been saying it should be mandatory for 10 years now,” says IIHS Director of Statistical Services Eric Teoh, the author of the study. “This study is our most expansive one yet on the topic and confirms the importance of

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Motorcycle crashes on Route 50 in Pittsville; driver dies on scene

A fatal Monday night motorcycle crash in Pittsville is under investigation, according to Maryland State Police.

Troopers responded to Route 50 and Main Street Extended in Pittsville at 11:11 p.m. for a report of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Suzuki being driven by 29-year-old Brandon Michael Bello of Salisbury was heading west on Route 50 when another vehicle going north on Main Street Extended crossed the motorcycle’s path.

The motorcycle hit the passenger side back door of the other vehicle, causing Bello to be ejected. He died on scene.

State police said Bello’s motorcycle was seen before the crash in the area of westbound Route 50 in Willards moving “at a high rate of speed” without its lights illuminated. Bello did not appear to be wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

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Motorcycle chase ends in crash in Jackson County, police say

JACKSON COUNTY, MI — A vehicle pursuit in Jackson County ended in a motorcycle crash about 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 30, police said.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Francis Street to follow up on a report from the Fowlerville Police Department, police said. FPD had requested a deputy check the residence of a suspect wanted on charges of breaking-and-entering and vehicle theft out of Fowlerville.

While approaching the residence, the deputy spotted the suspect, a Jackson County man, riding a motorcycle on Francis Street near Meadow Heights, police said. The deputy attempted to pull the motorcycle over, though the man refused to stop, and a vehicle chase began.

The suspect eventually lost control of the motorcycle and struck a stop sign near Country View Drive and Wheaton Road, police said. The driver was thrown from the motorcycled and suffered injuries. He was transported to Henry Ford

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