The motorcycle airbag will no longer be mandatory

Of all the modifications proposed for the Driving Regulations, still in the draft phase, there is already one that has been dropped from the list. The airbag for motorcyclists will no longer be mandatory when the new measures affecting this group come into force, since the different associations and groups have slowed down its implementation after presenting several allegations in the amendment phase before the approval of the new text in Congress.

The changes to the Traffic Law and the Regulations aim to improve road safety for motorists in the face of the rise in their accident rate, but from groups such as Anesdor and PMSV, as well as a long list of regional and local associations, A number of arguments were made against the mandatory pilot airbag.

The empirical evidence in favor of the use of this garment, they argued, is not totally conclusive and does not prove that its effects are so beneficial that airbag jackets are mandatory. In fact, as reported from PMSV, “The DGT favorably values ​​the completion of the proposed studies in order to know in detail and the depth of the safety contribution of Airbag devices for motorcyclists in real situations of use “.

One of the measures could be the obligation to drive with gloves, both in the city and on the road.

What yes, for the moment, is expected to be mandatory in 2021 is the use of gloves, which until now were recommended. This garment protects the hands of motorcyclists in the event of a fall, since it is one of the most unprotected parts of the body and that can suffer the most damage when rubbing against the asphalt.

From PMSV and all the associations have held the dialogue established with the Administration and remember that this is the “adequate” line to achieve the demands of the two-wheel collective, with the aim of improving your road safety on the road and in the city.


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