Friday, May 25, 2012

The Evolution of Motorcycle Safety [Infographic]

The early 1960s may have been the decade when motorcycling officially became the world’s coolest mode of transport – thanks to the smouldering likes of Steve McQueen and James Dean – but it was also the era when deaths on the road peaked, with over 1,500 bikers a year killed between 1959 and 1962.

Keeping bikers and other road users safe on the roads is a cause most people actively support. Promoting awareness of motorcycle safety and bringing attention on how this can be enhanced collectively play an active role in motorcycle safety communications. Bennetts has just published an infographic supporting this very cause. Championing the awareness and inroads made into improving motorcycle safety, the ‘Evolution of Motorcycle Safety‘ infographic encapsulates the historic charting of pinnacle moments in the development of motorcycle safety as well as how this has affected the safety of road users.

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Via Infographicjournal
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Elmer Pearson said...

It's pretty surprising to see that motorcycle crash helmets only became mandatory for all riders back in 1973. Why didn't the high casualty rates from the sixties merit an earlier implementation of this rule?