The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States is considering a rule for motorcycles that will almost certainly affect Canadian bikes if enacted, according to the Detroit News .
The NHTSA released a report yesterday in which is stated that it will decide by next year if anti-lock brakes should be required on all new motorcycles.
This follows a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that suggested fatal crashes would be reduced by the use of ABS on all motorcycles. Fatal crashes for motorcycles with ABS were 28% lower than for bikes with standard brakes, the study showed.
The NHTSA report also discussed requiring advanced safety features on cars that would warn drivers when they are moving out of a lane and would automatically brake in a near-collision situation.