A LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON EFFECTS OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION IN ACCIDENT PREVENTION

The purpose of this research was to determine if motorcycle riders who comlete a selected motorcycle safety education clas then have significantly fewer accidents, injuries, and fatalities than do motorcycle riders who have not received the safety education. A comparison of the accident, injury, and fatality rate of those students who had completed a selected course was made to the e national rate and to the California rate in these areas. A further comparison was made of the number of accidents, injuries, and moving traffic violations of the students before and after the course. The findings of this study indicated that, at the .05 level of confidence, motorcycle riders who completed a selected motorcycle safety education course then have significantly fewer accidents, injuries, and received significantly fewer moving traffic violations than before they attended the course. They also had a lower accident, injury, and fatality rate than thee national and the California rate. Additional corollary information was derived: 1. Younger motorcycle riders are more apt to be involved in an accidnet, and receive more serious injuries. 2. Motorcycle riders under twenty-five years of age have a 30 percent change of becoming involved in an accident within six months of starting to ride a motorcycle, and a 40 percent chance of being involved in an accident within one year. 3. While 61 percent of thee respondents indicatd they occurred in rural areas. 4. While 99 percent of the respondents indicated they rode most in the daytime, 36 percent of the accidents occurred at night. 5. There were no fatalities in the 100 respondents randomly selected for this study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

    Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering
    P.O., Box 15600
    Flagstaff, AZ  USA  86011
  • Authors:
    • COLLINS, R L
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Dissertatn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM