Could an inflatable jacket prevent motorcycle fatalities?

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2017 | motorcycle accidents

While riding a motorcycle on Illinois’ roadways can be a wonderful experience, there is no doubt that it also is a dangerous one. There have not really been a lot of advancements to make motorcycles safer as there has been with other vehicles. However, there is a new invention on the market that may revolutionize things and completely change the outcome of motorcycle accidents.

Popular Mechanics introduced the idea of an inflatable motorcycle jacket. This jacket provides similar protection to airbags in vehicles. In addition, it provides protection and support that you would get from the seats and other structures in a vehicle that you do not have on a motorcycle. These characteristics help make this a wearable safety device that could save your life. 

The jacket is made so there is a “trigger” that attaches to your motorcycle. If that trigger is pulled by you coming off the bike, it inflates the jacket. You can easily unattach the trigger to get on and off without setting off the jacket. If the trigger is pulled, it creates a reaction in the various parts of the jacket to inflate the neck, chest, sides, back and hip areas. 

This is a major breakthrough that could provide you with enough protection to prevent a serious injury or death if you were to get into an accident. Before this, it was you versus the road if you were in an accident. Pair this jacket with a helmet and you have some serious protection. This information is for education only and is not legal advice.