I gave an interview on motorcycle safety at the NBC studios last month. You can read an article about it by clicking here. The video is embedded below.
The actual story was aired on TV yesterday on multiple timeslots. You can read their story by clicking here. The video is embedded below.
The gist of the story was about motorcycle safety inflatable air vest’s and jacket’s. I gave an interview about the legal aspects about the devices.
I was questioned as to why these types of devices were not mandatory in the State of California, and whether I thought they should be.
In the interview I told NBC that I did not think that these devices should be mandatory because among other things they require attachment to the motorcycle, and the attachment point could fail causing a rider to remain attached to the motorcycle in a crash.
I also told NBC that they jury was still out on whether these things actually provide protection when you go down since they take .5 seconds or more to inflate.
Hell you can see in the crash video at the beginning of their story, that the poor guy who hit the car turning left in front of him would not have been saved with this device on the initial impact. It might have helped once he flew off of the bike, who knows.
I told NBC that I would not want to be the crash dummy for such a device.
I gave at least a 20 minute interview and was asked many questions.
They ended up cutting out the legal aspects of this device out of the entire story and relegated me to 2 quotes and an honorable mention. They also did a write up for their website.
They also got some action shots of my riding my Harley Davidson Electra Glide at the beginning. During one shot, the photographer was riding on the back shooting over my shoulder.
I did not think this story was every going to air. I found out that it was on the air, when my father called me and told me he saw it on TV.
With respect to the airbag device, I might just get a vest for my gal and I. When it comes to safety it is better to be safe than sorry.