Motorcyclists face a number of risk factors and do not affect car drivers. Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident on the road than those in passenger cars.Now i am going to explain how ABS works.
Injury is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. While a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to die of head injury than one who wears a helmet. Various studies have also proved the importance of antilock brakes.
The rate of fatal crashes is 37 percent lower when motorcycles are fitted with ABS (ABS works) than those models which are not. Most responsible bikers will know the importance of ABS. Stopping of a bike is not as simple as stopping a car.
How ABS works
Bikes have separate brake controls for front and rear wheels. Braking of a car will at the most result in a skid while hard braking on a motorcycle could result in a serious and sometimes fatal fall. Braking occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. It all depends on the driver up ahead or on road surface conditions which are sometimes more slippery than they appear.
When ABS works, the biker is able to apply brakes suddenly without the possibility of locking up. Antilock Brakes reduce brake pressure when brakes are applied and increase it when traction is restored. ABS works also offers improved vehicle control and decreases stopping distances specially on dry and slippery surfaces.
It does however pose a problem on loose surfaces and snow covered roads though, significantly increasing braking distances but at the same time still vehicle control.
This is how ABS works and saves the rider after accident.If you like this post don’t forget to share it.