Riding safely with road-safe motorcycles
Throughout Europe, statistics show that most accidents involving motorcycles are caused by the human factor in the situation. Other risk factors commonly involved include the road conditions, the weather conditions, and obstacles in the road. In addition to this, the number of accidents where technical defects can also play a role should not be undeestimated – which makes it all the more important to carry out regular safety inspections on motorcycles.
TUNING OF MOPEDS AND SMALL MOPEDS REMAINS A PROBLEM
For many teenagers, especially in rural areas, the small moped – or, increasingly, the e-bike – is the gateway to personal motorized mobility. Subject to a minimum age of 15 in Germany and 14 in Switzerland, it represents a real alternative to a bicycle, the bus, or relying on their parents to drive them around.
THE PERCENTAGE OF TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES WITH ILLE-GAL TECHNICAL MODIFICATIONS IS CONSPICUOUSLY HIGH.
The risk of being killed in an accident is 18 times higher for motorcyclists than for car drivers. In light of this, technical systems for communication between motorcycles and cars are being designed to reduce the risk of accidents and improve road safety.