Factors that increase and decrease motorcyclist crash risk

Einflussfaktoren des Motorradunfalls

Many approaches have been used to understand issues facing riders, and particularly the factors that lead to crashes. One approach has been to visit the site of motorcycle crashes and collect evidence to understand causes. Simulators have been used to explore various capabilities of riders. Similarly, measurements have been made in controlled experiments. This paper will report on a naturalistic study which was deployed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to investigate safe riding and crashes in natural riding. Over 366,000 mi (589,019 km) of riding were collected by 100 participants on their personal motorcycles. Large differences were observed between riders in areas such as riding frequency, where people ride, and how they ride. The paper identifies factors that increased and decreased risk for riders based on observed crashes and near-crashes. (A)

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    Institut fuer Zweiradsicherheit (ifz) e.V.

    Gladbecker Str. 425
    Essen,   Germany  45329
  • Authors:
    • Williams, V
    • McLaughlin, S
    • Atwood, J
    • Buche, T
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 294-318
  • Monograph Title: Sicherheit - Umwelt - Zukunft. Tagungsband der 11. Internationalen Motorradkonferenz 2016
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  • Accession Number: 01670084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 7 2018 7:34AM