It shouldn’t come as front-page news that safety technology being applied to passenger vehicles is now morphing over to motorcycles as well. Some people might even question why new developments along that line have taken so long to emerge.
Did you notice as an Indiana resident the campaign conducted in April focused on distracted driving?
It's springtime in Indiana. That marks a special time for many state residents who share a common passion.
Abate of Indiana is a motorcycle advocacy group with thousands of members across the state. Among other things, Abate conducts safety classes for riders, stressing road skills and tactics for literally steering clear of accidents with passenger vehicles.
Here's a dichotomy -- and a clearly unfortunate reality -- relevant to roadways across Indiana and the rest of the country: a misplaced and not-well-considered attitude harbored by many drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles against motorcyclists.
Motorcycle accidents are some of the deadliest crashes on the roads. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcycle deaths occur 27 times more often than in other types of vehicles.