Elaine has reached out to Motorbike Writer readers to help with the survey which is limited to riders who have been involved in a crash on a PTW (Powered Two Wheeler: Motorcycle or Scooter) with ABS between January 2010 and December 2015.
“I think that it will be very useful to know what actually happens,” Elaine says.
“Part of this project is to conduct a survey of riders who have crashed with ABS fitted whether the ABS ‘engaged’ or not.”
From April 2017, Europe and several other places around the world will mandate ABS on bikes above 125cc.
Is ABS really safe?
There are no calls in Australia yet for ABS to be mandated on bikes.
However, the Federal Chamber of Automated Industries and VicRoads say ABS is safe. They claim it could reduce motorcycle fatalities and severe injury crashes by more than one-third.