AN ANALYSIS OF MOPEDS AS A POTENTIAL SAFETY PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES. VOLUME I: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND DATA SEARCH
The project represents an attempt to forecast the possible moped accident problem that may occur in the United States over the next five to ten years. The three basic objectives are the following: (1) formulate a procedure to forecast the nature and scope of the moped accident problem that may develop in the U.S., (2) use the procedure to predict outcomes for input values such as sales volume, usage patterns and crash rates, and (3) based on the outputs, recommend NHTSA research and safety program action. This initial volume largely involves the examination of foreign literature sources, the goal being to identify and describe the use of the moped in other countries and to relate this where possible to the U.S. experience. Topics in this review include: (1) moped legislation in other countries and the U.S., (2) numbers of mopeds, extent of usage, and user characteristics, (3) accident data (primarily rider and environment), (4) collision characteristics, and (5) the nature of injuries to accident-involved moped riders. Also included as an appendix to the report are findings from an independently conducted market survey. The thrust of the survey was to collect data on U.S. moped sales and the characteristics of the users. Interviews were conducted with executives of the six largest moped distributors in the U.S. for use as independent projections of future sales. The market survey also uncovered several consumer characteristic surveys.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hunter, W W
- Stutts, J C
- Publication Date: 1979-5
- Pagination: 371 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crash rates; Crash types; Crashes; Data collection; Drivers; Forecasting; Foreign; Injuries; Legislation; Market surveys; Mopeds; Prevention; Research; Reviews; Safety; Sales; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Law; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00304770
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-035 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01887
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM