Can the Latest Motorcycle Safety Technologies Guard Against Accidents?


On any given day, you interact with various “smart” devices, including your phone, tablet, computer, car – as well as your home security and appliances. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you will probably be pleased to know that advanced safety technologies even make you smarter when you are riding. The auto industry pioneered many innovations to protect occupants of vehicles in recent years, and motorcycle manufacturers are incorporating them into their latest designs. Some experts assert that safety features have already had an effect, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a continued decline in the number of motorcyclist fatalities.

Because no advancements can completely eliminate the risk of collisions, it is important to consult with an Alaska motorcycle accident lawyer if you were hurt in an accident. An attorney can assist with the legal process, through which you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Some information on the top motorcycle safety technology may also be enlightening.

  • Adaptive Headlights: Factory installed motorcycle headlights can be frustrating. They need to be in proportion to your vehicle, which means they are small and do not offer much for visibility. When you are rounding corners and taking curves, the limitation can be deadly. Adaptive headlights are standard on some recent motorcycle models, or you can buy and install them as an aftermarket feature. Through use of sensors, the technology pivots the lights in the direction you are turning instead of remaining affixed pointed forward.
  • Air Bag Clothing: Imagine the airbags that deploy in an automobile in the event of a crash, and apply that thinking to the clothing you wear while riding. You can buy vests, jackets, and even full-length bodysuits with balloons that fill with air when sensors detect an imminent impact.
  • Automatic Clutch and Shift: You should always practice and understand how to ride before getting on your motorcycle, but this feature can support you as you are learning some of the basic operations. Auto clutch and shift works in similar fashion to the automatic transmission in your vehicle.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring: One of the biggest risks for motorcyclists is riding when tire pressure is low, since slightly flat tires make it more difficult to maneuver the bike. Tire pressure monitoring is mobile app-enabled to issue an alert when the technology detects that you need to add air.
  • A Look into the Future – Vehicle-To-Vehicle (V2V) Communication: Though not yet readily available, V2V technology looks promising for all types of vehicles. It works through short-range radio signals, which allow your motorcycle to communicate with other V2V enabled vehicles on the road. It is especially useful for motorcycles, whom other motorists may not always see.


Speak to an Anchorage, Alaska Motorcycle Accident Attorney About Your Case

It is interesting to learn about the motorcycle safety features that enable your bike to help protect you from harm, but you may also be relieved to know that you have rights if you are injured. To learn more about them, please contact Power & Power Law in Anchorage, Alaska. We can schedule a free consultation to review your circumstances, explain your options, and get started on a strategy to obtain the compensation you deserve.