Honda has been proactive in fostering driver and rider training as well as developing and implementing active safety technologies designed to prevent accidents and passive safety technologies designed to mitigate injuries in the event of an accident.
Honda has long been proactive in the development of traffic safety programs. In 1970, Honda established its Traffic Safety Promotion Division, which became the focus of the company's support for rider and driver training initiatives. Honda has also developed the Riding Simulator and other original training devices. In the area of active safety, Honda has developed the Combined Brake System and Anti-lock Brake System, applying these technologies in an expanding range of production motorcycle to help riders maintain fuller control over their vehicles. The effort to help prevent accidents involving motorcycles through the development and implementation of safety technologies has always been a top priority for Honda.
Passive safety measures, designed to help protect riders in the event of an accident, are an important part of Honda's approach to motorcycle safety and the company's ongoing research and development efforts. As a result of these efforts, Honda has now succeeded in creating the world's first production Motorcycle Airbag System.