Will Neck Braces Become Mandatory for Bikers?

I've noticed a few articles online about the issue of motorcyclists suffering neck injuries in accidents, and that helmets are not desi...

KTM neck brace
I've noticed a few articles online about the issue of motorcyclists suffering neck injuries in accidents, and that helmets are not designed to support the neck and spine.

KTM recently introduced a neck brace to its line of dealerships. Here's a photograph...

You can also read a forum discussion of this product here...

http://www.harleychatgroup.com/....viewtopic&t=32060

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article just the other day about some folks at St. Louis University developing a helmet that encompasses the head, neck and upper torso as a way to protect against spinal injuries. Check out the video too...

http://www.stltoday.com/....400104D5A?OpenDocument

It sounds like spinal injuries are the next domain of motorcycle safety talk, and of the anti-motorcycle crowd. It's great that technology is looking at ways to provide professional motorcycle racers with more protection. I just can't help seeing a sign of things to come for the rest of us.

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