Motorcycle protective clothing: heat discomfort and physiological strain

Good quality motorcycle protective clothing can reduce the risk and severity of injury in crashes, but can be uncomfortable to wear in hot conditions and many motorcyclists ride unprotected in summer. Until recently the implications of heat discomfort for rider safety had not been investigated. In 2014 the NRMA ACT Road Safety Trust funded a series of Australian studies into the thermal management properties of motorcycle protective clothing and their physiological and cognitive impact in hot conditions.


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  • Accession Number: 01604813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 2:06PM