MOTC urged to let riders decide if they want ABS

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 13, 2018
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) should allow people decide whether they want anti-locking braking system (ABS) or combined braking system (CBS) installed on their motorbikes, the legislature’s Transportation Committee said yesterday.

Although the ministry said that the measure aims to curb casualties in traffic accidents involving motorbikes and is congruent with the safety guidelines stipulated by the UN Economic Commission for Europe, many people complained of the extra cost the systems would bring.

The ministry on Tuesday relented by saying that it would temporarily halt the implementation of a policy requiring all new motorbikes to have ABS or CBS installed by 2021, including new motorbikes manufactured before next year, after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) asked the agency to reassess the policy following public complaints.

However, all new motorbikes produced from Jan. 1 must still be equipped with ABS or CBS, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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