Who's at Fault?: Comprehensive Analysis of Motorcycle Crashes in Urban Areas

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable, and are seen by other drivers as being unsafe and taking greater risks than others. Public perception is that motorcyclists are more likely to ride at higher speeds and take part in risky behaviors. On the other hand many motorcyclists believe that drivers need more education and should have a greater awareness of motorcycles on the road. These opposing arguments lead to some very interesting topics that should be studied in order to address the motorcycle safety in an effective and efficient manner. This study made an effort to investigate the temporal and spatial distribution of motorcycle crashes by at-fault type. Ten years of Florida crash data was analyzed and Kernel Density Function and K-Function methods were also adopted to understand the spatial distribution of motorcycle crashes by at-fault type. It was learned that motor vehicles are at-fault more often when motorcycles are involved in traffic crashes with other motor vehicles, while the proportion of Single Motorcycle (SMC) crashes relative to all motorcycle crashes is significantly higher than the proportion of single motor vehicle crashes relative to all traffic crashes.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0669
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2018 10:39PM