Last Updated on November 24, 2020 by Theodore Spaulding
What is the Most Important Motorcycle Safety Feature?
As a motorcycle accident attorney, I want to talk about the number one safety feature that you can either add to your motorcycle for a couple of hundred dollars, or you ought to look to get as a standard feature on your next bike purchase.
This safety feature was found by the IIHS to reduce fatal accidents by 37%. I never even thought about this feature, until I read this article discussing it.
It’s something that we take such advantage of and don’t even think about in our regular everyday vehicles, and quite frankly, it’s something that’s not offered very often on motorcycles in Atlanta.
Back in the day, it wasn’t offered at all, but now, it’s starting to be offered more often, but we still see it mainly on the higher end bikes.
Again, it’s something that is so cheap to add to your current bike, or if you’re out there in the market for a new bike, see if they have it as a standard feature, or if they’ll add it for you cheaply as part of your purchase.
That feature is ABS brakes.
How ABS Brakes Can Prevent Motorcycle Injuries in Atlanta
Of all things, ABS brakes provide for more stability when you have to apply the brakes in an emergency. If you do that without ABS brakes, you’re going to lose the steering functionality, and you’re going to have to lay that bike down.
One of the biggest ways this can help is that the most common type of accident that we see in Atlanta, Georgia is a car turning in front of you as you’re driving down the road. They don’t see you, you’ve got to lock up that brake, and what often happens, is that it causes you to flip and lay the bike down because you can’t control it as you’re slamming on the brake to try to avoid that vehicle that’s cutting in front of you.
Contact Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys For More Helpful Motorcycle Safety Tips
If you have any questions or concerns about your particular motorcycle, I might be able to direct you to somebody or answer it, if it has anything to do with law-related things or safety issues since I’m a motorcycle accident attorney. Feel free to reach out to me; (770) 744-0890, I’d be happy to talk to you.
For close to 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.