Most front crash prevention systems include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB). Forward collision warning alerts the driver when a rear-end crash is imminent, and AEB automatically slams on the brakes if the driver fails to respond in time.

Better detection of large trucks and motorcycles would improve front crash...

Front crash prevention systems aren’t as good at preventing crashes with large trucks and motorcycles as they are crashes with cars, according to two...
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC), has joined the Department of Transport and Planning, and Victoria Police to launch Motorcyclist Awareness Month.

Motorcyclists and drivers in Victoria urged to ‘share the road safely’

Drivers in Victoria are urged to be on the lookout for motorcyclists, with warmer weather likely to see more riders on the state’s roads. The...
The markings, called Perceptual Rider Information for Maximising Expertise and Enjoyment (PRIMEs), are designed to provide a tool for motorcyclists, ‘priming’ them to adapt their riding before a bend.

Motorcyclist road markings hailed a ‘triumph for road safety’

New road markings trialled across the West of Scotland have helped motorcyclists to approach left hand bends more safely. The markings, called Perceptual Rider Information...
The project will investigate the extent of under-reporting of e-scooter casualties and ways in which it could be improved, consider the DfT evaluation report of the e-scooter trial rental schemes and respond to the Government’s proposed Transport Bill.

Further funding to assess e-scooter safety

The Road Safety Trust has provided funding to The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) to assess private e-scooter safety and understand casualty...
Marking the inaugural Motorcyclist Awareness Month, spearheaded by Victoria’s Motorcycling Community Engagement Panel (MCEP), Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the initiative had been developed in collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Department of Transport and Victoria Police.

Motorists urged to share the road this riding season

Drivers and motorcyclists in Victoria are being urged to look out for each other and share the roads safely, with the number of motorbikes...
The annual 2021 Motorcycle Safety Monitor Report by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), surveyed almost 1,000 riders and found nearly all wear a helmet ‘all the time’ (96 per cent) and just over half (55 per cent) of respondents said they wear proper motorcycle riding pants every ride. The wearing of boots on every ride has declined (76 per cent in 2020 compared to 68 per cent in 2021).

Motorcyclists urged to ‘gear up’ every time they hit the road

Motorcyclists in Victoria are being reminded to wear safety gear when on the roads, following the results of a new survey. The annual 2021 Motorcycle...
This year 18 motorcyclists have already died on Ireland’s roads, an increase of five compared to 2021.

Drivers in Ireland urged to look out for motorcyclists

Drivers in Ireland are being urged to be aware of motorcyclists following a rise in deaths. This year 18 motorcyclists have already died on Ireland’s...
To coincide with May’s Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is teaming up with transportation and law enforcement organizations across the state for the ‘Share the Road’ campaign.

Florida drivers reminded to safely share the road with vulnerable users

Motorists are urged to safely share the road with cyclists and bikers as part of road safety campaign. To coincide with May’s Motorcycle and Bicycle...
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said “a worryingly high” number of motorcyclists had been killed on the roads, including five in March alone and along with An Garda Síochána is appealing to motorists to be aware.

Appeal after ‘worryingly high number’ of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads...

A plea for drivers in Ireland to look out for motorcyclists has been issued following the deaths of 11 riders this year. The Road Safety...
The Transport Accident Commission campaign highlights the shocking injuries that motorcycle riders could avoid by wearing their safety gear on every ride. It urges Victorian riders to wear protective clothing each time they get on their bike, no matter the distance or speeds travelled, the weather or the destination.

Spike in motorcycle deaths on Victoria roads

A new motorcycle safety campaign has been launched in Victoria following ten motorcycle deaths on the roads this year – five higher than the...
The Helmet Inspection Company comprises a team of academics and engineers in the field of non-destructive testing, specifically in composite materials.

Helmet scan launched to detect accidental damage

A company in the East Midlands, UK, has launched a new safety test which can scan motorcycle helmets for hidden damage after a drop. The...
Nearly a decade after the organization first called for a federal mandate requiring street-legal motorcycles to be equipped with ABS, a new study – the largest of its kind - reveals data in favor of the lifesaving technology.

ABS on motorcycles “right up there with wearing a helmet”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says a new major study strengthens the argument for motorcycle antilock braking systems (ABS). Nearly a decade after...