MOPEDS: AN ANALYSIS OF 1976-1978 NORTH CAROLINA ACCIDENTS

This report is an in-depth analysis of moped accidents in North Carolina for the three-year period 1976-1978. The analysis addresses examinations of: (1) trends in moped accidents by year, (2) moped accidents versus bicycle, motorcycle, and passenger car accidents (by frequency and severity), (3) additional information derived from copies of accident report forms, and (4) interactions among the various accident variables. Over 90 percent of the accident-involved operators are male, and the accidents are roughly equally divided among those under 25 years old, 25-49 years of age, and greater than 50 years old. About 75 percent of the operators are white and 20 percent black. Over 16 percent of the operators are drinking and impaired at the time of the accident, with another 12 percent drinking with impairment unknown. These percentages are much higher than those for other vehicle types. Violations typically noted include safe movement violations, driving under the influence, and failure to yield. uspended or revoked licenses; and (4) frequent collision sobriety; (2) underaged operators; (3) operators with in current moped legislation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, W W
    • Stutts, J C
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 203 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM