the Ministry commissioned the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to undertake a preliminary analysis into the potential benefits of introducing a number of safety features to the New Zealand vehicle fleet, including ABS for motorcycles. This research found a significant safety benefit from ABS and recommended proceeding with investigating mandating this technology across the new and used motorcycle fleet.

The report also recommended that further analysis is undertaken of a number of other safety technologies. The Ministry is investigating further vehicle safety standards as part of the development of the new road safety strategy.