Do Motorcycle Safety Courses Reduce the Likelihood of a Crash?

April 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Safety

Motorcycle Safety Courses do not Reduce AccidentsWell if you take a recent safety study done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as fact, then the answer would be no. Their data shows that requiring young riders to take safety courses will not reduce the chances of a crash.

According to the research group, riders younger than 21 that live in states where a rider training course is required have insurance collision claims that are 10% higher than those who live in states where training courses are optional. The study goes against a long-held belief that motorcycle training courses reduces accidents.

In the same study the group also determined that those riding a bike with anti-lock brakes are 37% less likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

I am sure there will be a lot of disagreement with the study about the effectiveness of rider training courses when it comes to accident prevention. Does it fall under the lies, damned lies, and statistics argument?

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Source [WSJ Blog]