Technical parameters for determination of impact speed for motorcycle accidents: based on methodology and accident data of GIDAS: German in-depth accident study

The paper describes the methodology of this project with a statistically orientated procedure of data sampling on the one hand and gives an overview of procedures for the determination of impact speed on the basis of an on scene investigation on the other hand. Crash information e.g. driving and collision speed have to be determined from traces on the scene as well as from the final position of vehicles. Different calculations are used by experts, momentum analysis and energy balance. Information on final position of vehicles, deformation pattern on vehicles, traces found on the road like braking and sliding marks, throwing distances of the motorbike rider and the cyclists supplies possibilities for reconstruction of the movement of the human body and determination of collision speed. The paper describes the possibilities of the use of these parameters for reconstruction and speed determination on one hand and will show the importance of the relative speed vector responsibility for the injury severity on the other hand. The paper will show also the injury pattern for motorcyclists in the German traffic accident situation, based on the GIDAS sample in a statistically representative manner.


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  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators 7th International Conference 2005, Dunblane, Stirling, Scotland, 12th to 13th November 2005

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  • Accession Number: 01388712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 1:13AM