Riding gear with airbags are one of the greatest safety innovations for motorcyclists ...
Airbags changed automobile safety. Airbag jackets are about to do the same for motorcycles.
Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on the roads.
Motorcyclists involved in accidents are 40 times more likely to be killed than car drivers.
Airbag jacket save lives
Airbag suit a lifesaver in head-on crash
A 35-year-old British rider who survived a horrifying head-on collision has credited his
airbag-equipped full leather suit as a lifesaver.
This confronting video showing in-car footage, a rear angle and a following car’s video
has been released overnight by Yorkshire Police to highlight the value of riders wearing
the full gear — or as we call “ATGATT” (All The Gear, All The Time)...
MotoGP: The Silverstone accident: how the airbag saved Dovizioso
In retrospect, the accident that Quartararo and Dovizioso were in at Silverstone can be
defined as spectacular. We can use this adjective because, besides several bruises, the
two riders were able to get by with only a scare.
Until a few years
ago, such a dynamic could have caused serious injuries, but safety has taken great
strides in the MotoGP. We're not just talking about circuits (with large enough ride-off
areas and airfences on the barriers) but also protective clothing. In this sense,
the airbag inserted in the suits was a real revolution and, rightly so, the regulation
makes it mandatory...
Olympian Matthias Mayer avoids major injury with airbag
In less than a tenth of a second, safety in ski racing took a huge leap forward on Saturday.
That was the time it took for a radical air bag system to inflate and prevent Olympic champion Matthias Mayer from
serious injury during a nasty crash at the classic Val Gardena World Cup downhill.
The Austrian lost control on the Saslong course and spun around, flying down the hill backward in midair. Before he
landed on his right side, the air bag vest under his race suit inflated and softened his landing...
(Foto: GEPA pictures/ Hans Simonlehner)
Crashing at 210-mph and walking away
Marc Marquez crashed at 209.9 mph during practice for last weekend’s Italian GP at Mugello, but the Repsol Honda rider was medically cleared to ride the event, which he did.
How could Marquez be so lucky? Part of his “luck” was the performance of the Alpinestars Tech Air Race suit, which detected the crash and, within 50 milliseconds, deployed airbag protection for
his shoulders and back, reaching full inflation 30 milliseconds before Marquez’s first impact with the pavement. The presence of the inflated airbags spreads crash impact force over a wider area, preventing the extreme concentration of force that breaks human bones.
Airbag Jacket saves teenage motorcyclist
Lourens Koster a 17-year-old student escaped the clutches of death on the October 17 while on his way to school, when he was involved in a serious
accident after a car collided with his motorcycle at an major intersection in Vanderbijlpark [South Africa].
Lourens’ motorcycle will probably be written off due to the damage, indicating the severity of the impact. But he himself escaped death after the
motorcycle airbag jacket he was wearing deployed on impact and protected all his vital organs including his spine and neck...
Zara Phillips protected by airbag jacket
Princess Anne's daughter, 29, was competing in Enschede, Holland, when her horse lost his footing at a jump. The Queen's granddaughter was thrown into the water when High Kingdom slipped. But Miss Phillips was protected when the airbag jacket she was wearing inflated immediately after being activated by a rip cord on her saddle.
Miss Phillips, the twelfth in line to the throne, was eliminated from the competition because of the fall. The Military Boekelo is the biggest outdoor sporting event in The Netherlands and one of the most important equestrian events in the world.
Miss Phillips, a keen equestrian, won the world eventing champion title in 2006 and Sports Personality of the Year for her efforts. In 2009 she was awarded an MBE for services to equestrianism and hopes to compete in the London Olympics in 2012.
Earlier this year she told The Daily Telegraph that she would rather be known as an "athlete" than a "princess or a model", as she launched her first ever clothes collection.
Miss Phillips, who won gold medals at the 2005 and 2007 European Eventing Championships, is yet to secure her place on the London 2012 Olympic team however. Her previous horse Toytown is unfit to ride and will be too old to compete in 2012. Miss Phillips was forced to pull out of the British Olympics team in 2008 after the horse became injured. She missed the 2004 Olympics in Athens for similar reasons with the same horse..
Airbag vest saves horsrider´s life
Oliver Townend only escaped death thanks to the revolutionary jacket he was wearing...
Jorge Lorenzo crashes in airbag-equipped suit
Both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have been wearing Dainese D-Air leathers in races since last month, but last weekend’s MotoGP
round at Brno was the first time either rider has crashed while wearing the airbag-equipped suit. It’s impossible to definitively declare
that the airbag is responsible for Lorenzo walking away injury-free, but doing so is a rare occurrence for the crash-prone Spaniard...
Airbag jacket saves motorcyclist's life
While motorists who have been in car crashes often attribute the help of air bags to saving their lives, a Maryland motorcycle rider injured in a collision is doing the same -- for a jacket.
Joseph McPhatter, of Randallstown, was injured in a crash on Interstate 83 after being cut off by another motorist in September. According to police, McPhatter was ejected 100 feet, hitting the ground at an impact rate of 140 mph.
Police said that McPhatter might have been severely injured had it not been for...
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Straub Tamás, inventor of the airbag jacket (2016)