Effectiveness of Motorcycle Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) in Reducing Crashes, the First Cross-National Study

  title={Effectiveness of Motorcycle Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) in Reducing Crashes, the First Cross-National Study},
  author={Matteo Rizzi and Johan Strandroth and Anders Kullgren and Claes Tingvall and Brian N. Fildes},
  journal={Traffic Injury Prevention},
  pages={177 - 183}
Objectives: This study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of motorcycle antilock braking systems (ABS) in reducing real-life crashes. Since the European Parliament has voted on legislation making ABS mandatory on all new motorcycles over 125 cc from 2016, the fitment rate in Europe is likely to increase in the coming years. Though previous research has focused on mostly large displacement motorcycles, this study used police reports from Spain (2006–2009), Italy (2009), and Sweden (2003–2012… Expand
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