THE IAM is supporting calls to make anti-lock braking systems (ABS) compulsory on all new large motorcycles by 2015.MEPs will shortly debate proposals that would force manufacturers to introduce ABS as standard on all new motorcycles over 125cc
.The rules must still be approved by the Council of Ministers and the UK could still vote against it, citing the disproportionate costs of implementation.While members of the EU parliament wanted compulsory ABS on all motorcycles, they backtracked after
MANY MOTORCYCLISTS' lives could be saved if air bag jackets were made compulsory, accident and emergency doctors have said. A report on today's BBC News says that doctors believe the protective qualities of an airbag jacket could significantly
any motorcyclist or passenger caught riding without a helmets will be fined. The decision was taken to make helmet use compulsory in a bid to reduce the number of riders killed or seriously injured on the region's roads.Wonder if they'll bring in a law
BRAKE lever protectors are to become compulsory for all MotoGP teams in 2012.The new ruling states: Motorcycles must be equipped with brake lever protection, intended to protect the handlebar brake lever(s) from being accidentally activated in case
AUTHORITIES responsible for traffic safety in the United States of America are taking a serious look at making anti-lock brakes compulsory, following a recent study.An article in today's Detroit News suggest the National Highway Traffic Safety
EUROPE's enthusiasm for imposing Daytime Running Lights (DRL) for all vehicles has dimmed somewhat, says the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) the UK's most active riders rights group.Following responses to a consultation from the European Commission on DRLs, the Head of the European...
Fred Hill died from heart failure in Pentonville prison aged 74. He was halfway through a 60 day sentence for refusing to recognise the 1973 compulsory helmet law. Fred had been jailed a staggering 30 times before for exercising what he saw as a
novices to ride a larger capacity motorcycle under authorised supervision.Compulsory Basic Training, or CBT for short. Legally, you need to complete the course before venturing out on to the road with L-plates.There’s a popular misconception that CBT is a
THE US state of Michigan has announced an 18% rise in motorcyclist fatalities between 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, Michigan removed its mandatory helmet law for bikers.Michigan State Police have stated that a single year is not enough time to judge whether or not repealing the h...
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