It’s time to break the braking myth: do motorcycles actually require a shorter stopping distance than cars?
Riders are very aware of the dangers of riding on the road. According to a recent study by the Insurance Information Institute, motorcycle riders are 29 times more likely to be involved in a fatal roadway accident than automotive passengers are.
When considering the various aspects of a motorcycle ride, one usually thinks about riding in different and various levels of traffic ranging from empty roads, through low level traffic that is all going the same way as the rider, and up to stand-still traffic that is many times associated with rush hours.
Ride Vision’s testing team uses several motorcycles from different makers. They ride on public roads in daily traffic which ranges from empty roads to heavy traffic. Back at the office, the team pulls and inspects the recorded footage from the system. A few days ago, as the team replayed that day’s footage, they saw an incident that happened in front of the test bike and was caught on the video.