NHTSA asked to mandate ABS on motorcycles


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has asked NHTSA to require antilock brakes on all motorcycles, the New York Times reports. The newspaper adds that even if the agency agrees, it could be years before there’s a law.

The insurance-industry-funded institute released a study earlier this year showing that motorcycles with ABS were about 38 percent less likely to be involved in fatal crashes.

Adrian Lund, the president of the institute, reportedly told the paper that the mandate was necessary because some OEMs seem reluctant to make the systems standard.

Tim Buche, the president of the Motorcycle Industry Council, told the paper there hasn’t been enough research to warrant a mandate.

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