Riding a motorcycle brings a relatively high risk of death or serious injury as a result of a crash. The vast majority of the casualties are men. The lack of any protection on the vehicle means that a motorcycle crash often has serious consequences for the rider and his passenger. Motorcycle crashes are mainly caused by priority errors at junctions (often because a car driver has failed to notice the motorcycle) and by the motorcyclist losing control of the vehicle. Motorcyclist safety can be improved in various ways. These include making riders and passengers more visible and noticeable, extra training for motorcyclists and car drivers (focusing on their interaction), providing roads with adequate roughness and obstacle-free zones, and encouraging the wearing of protective clothing.
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- Originally published in 2009 and updated in December 2010.
The Hague, Netherlands 2594 AW
- Publication Date: 2010-12
- Pagination: 6p
- TRT Terms: Highway safety; Motorcyclists; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Road safety (engineering and vehicles)
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- ATRI Terms: Crash countermeasure; Injury prevention; Motorcyclist; Road safety
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 01383802
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ATRI
- Created Date: Aug 22 2012 3:53PM