Powered two wheelers accident investigation and reconstruction

One of the major problems of road safety in Europe is the powered two wheeler accidents. One of the European countries with the highest rates is Portugal where in 2006, mopeds and motorcycles fatalities represented 27 per cent of all road user deaths. In this work, a deep analysis and overview of the current state of moped and motorcycle accidents for the 2004-2006 period is presented. A detailed analysis of the conditions of these accidents has been carried out, using data from the national accident database. From this data detailed information is obtained allowing us to know when, where and who. In order to answer the question why more a widely collection of data has been collected for 70 accidents. For these accidents a detailed reconstruction has been carried out, finding out what is especially important for fatal accidents where for instance speed in an important factor. From these collection and analysis of data a wider overview of facts and measures are extracted. Among them, some are emphasized such as that the quality and non-use of helmets plays an important role in severe and fatal accidents especially for accidents involving moped vehicles, or speed is the most important factor in fatal accidents involving motorcycles.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250-61
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: F 72

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01384347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:28PM