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Sunday, 22 November 2015

VICROADS ON MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY

Media Release
 
Date: Monday, 23 November 2015

New VicRoads campaign urges motorcycle riders to review bike safety
 
Today VicRoads has launched a new campaign to provide motorcycle and scooter riders with detailed information about safety technology.
   
The social media and online campaign enables people to review the safety features of bikes manufactured since 2010 and to consider new rides with the latest safety devices. 

“Motorcycle safety technology has advanced at such a rapid rate that it can be hard to stay up to date,” VicRoads, Director Vehicle and Road Use Policy, Robyn Seymour, said.

“VicRoads has created a one-stop-shop for motorcycle and scooter riders to find out which bikes have safety features such as Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS), Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), Traction Control and Linked (also known as Combined) Braking Systems.

“With summer around the corner, many riders are planning their weekend and holiday road trips. We want them to have the safest motorcycle possible.”

A recent report by Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) found that motorcyclists riding on-road bikes without ABS were 45 per cent more likely to be involved in a serious crash, compared to those riding with ABS.

International research has found that a rider has more confidence to brake with ABS, and at 100km/h that could save up to nine metres braking distance.  

To see motorcycles and their safety features, riders should visit

www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/saferbikes


To see VicRoads new video about ABS, riders should visit

www.youtube.com/user/vicroads
 
Murray Collins
Senior Media Advisor
Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
VicRoads

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