Field studies of motorcycle accidents provide the only method to obtain base line injury data, and to set up realistic parameters for future controlled collisions. This clinical, in-depth study reveals definite predictable injury patterns associated with occupant kinematic motion and helmet use. Although limited in number, certain conclusions are indicated by this study of injury production. Safety for motorcyclists, except for helmets, has been little explored. Recommendations, based on the specific injury patterns and accident causation found in the different types of collisions, are presented. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Meeting on Biomechanics of Injury.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • Hight, P V
    • SIEGEL, A W
    • Nahum, A N
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 65-74
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM