Workshop: draft manual on design guidelines for motorcycles facilities
Motorcycles have particular needs and problems which may not be widely recognized by those responsible for road planning, road design and traffic engineering and management. Motorcycles currently constitute about fifty per cent of the registered motor vehicles in Malaysia (numbering about six million motorcycles, with the majority of them being motorcycles with an engine capacity of less than 125 cc ridden by young inexperienced riders between the ages of 16 to 21). These guidelines are designed to provide engineering practitioners with a better understanding of motorcyclists' safety needs and incorporate these needs in the upgrading and maintenance of existing roads and the planning, design and construction of new roads. Notwithstanding the advice given in these guidelines, the selection of the most appropriate treatments on the road system often remains a complex process, involving the assessment of competing demands of different road user groups and the risks to which each group may be subjected. In keeping with the intent of these guidelines, practitioners should apply their engineering experience and judgment for the benefit of all road users.
- Draft manual presented and discussed at the conference.
- Publication Date: 2007-7
- Pagination: 1 vol (various pagings) [workshop 1]
- TRT Terms: Developing countries; Highway design; Highway safety; Motorcycles; Motorcyclists; Traffic lanes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design guide; Road safety (engineering and vehicles)
- Geographic Terms: Malaysia
- ATRI Terms: Crash countermeasure; Design guide; Developing countries; Motorcycle; Motorcyclist; Road design; Road safety; Traffic lane
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 01387138
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ATRI
- Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:06PM