More so than drivers, motorcyclists have a reputation as being slow to embrace new technology in the name of safety. This reputation is unfairly deserved. After all, motorcyclists are heavily dependent on motorcycle manufacturers who decide what safety features to include and what features not to include on their models.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has been on a steady increase in Ohio and across the country. NHTSA statistics show that fatality rates rose in 11 of the past 12 years across the nation. With those statistics and the desire to increase motorcycle safety in mind, federal safety regulators have begun to lean on motorcycle manufacturers to install new safety features on their models.
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