Back on November 13th, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released an article on a petition made in partnership with the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). This petition argues that it is safer to ride a bike with ABS and that mandatory ABS on all American motorcycles would save lives.
Between the years 2013 and 2023, the IIHS-HLDI has found the following industry percentages:
As of 2013, 20% of all registered U.S. motorcycles have ABS as standard
As of 2023, 59% of all registered U.S. motorcycles have ABS as standard
According to the article, similar laws have already been enforced in the following countries:
The United Kingdom
The above list has been posited to the NHTSA to show, in plain speak, how the IIHS-HLDI feels America is behind on the times, with their President stating the following:
Ideally, the U.S. should take a leadership position when it comes to safety regulations… but at the very least, NHTSA should act swiftly to adopt the best practices when the rest of the world moves faster.”