Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
Free Case Evaluation
800-539-0652

Can new innovation help curb motorcycle accidents?

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came up with the idea of using technology to help prevent auto accidents. The technology, termed V2V for "Vehicle to Vehicle", seeks to promote communication between vehicles to avoid accidents. While such a technology does not include motorcycles, a promising innovation may help Oklahoma riders avoid being in a motorcycle accident.

The Motorcycle Life Expo launched a motorcycle simulator called the SMARTrainer. The simulator featured a real-life model of a motorcycle -- complete with brakes, clutch, throttle and shifting mechanisms. It was also fitted with a specialized seat and computer that had real-time scenarios provided by the Department of Public Safety.

According to a motorcycle safety center representative, the simulator can be helpful for people who want to learn, or believe they need additional skills in driving a motorcycle. A motorcyclist who tested the simulator attested to the simulator's effectiveness. The motorcyclist, a rider for 33 years who has had several close calls, stated that the SMARTrainer can be a helpful refresher for riders every two or three years. He added that the riding situations in the simulator, including the obstacles, were realistic.

The simulator is also a good testing ground for riders to counteract motorcycle unawareness. As one veteran rider commented, most people do not look out for riders. Of course, unawareness often leads to accidents.

The simulator is indeed a promising innovation and could pave the way for other advancements that will help curb motorcycle accidents. But ultimately, even as Oklahoma City riders do their part to avoid accidents, crashes can still occur if other motorists drive negligently. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries, compromising riders and passengers. In such a case, victims can hold a negligent driver liable through a personal injury lawsuit. The legal action can also lead to a monetary award to help victims with accident-related damages.

Source: Kstp.com, "Simulated Motorcycle Ride Tests Drivers Skills," Katherine Johnson, Feb. 17, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NADC
  • oklahoma bar association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma bar association since 1904
  • American Association for justice
  • Av | Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level of professional Excellence
  • super lawyers
  • Avvo Superb
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A Free No Obligation Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
15401 North May Avenue
Edmond, OK 73013

Toll Free: 800-539-0652
Fax: 405-513-5005
Edmond Law Office Map

Review Us

Check Out Our Free Books, Don’t Wreck Twice and Restore the Dignity, by Ray Maples