Motorcycles and Horizontal Curves - A Literature Review

Motorcycle ownership and use is increasing nationwide, leading also to an increase in motorcycle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. The impact of horizontal curves, which can reduce available sight distance and negatively impact vehicle-handling, is of interest to roadway designers. This article explores factors contributing to motorcyclist behavior and consequential motorcycle crashes on horizontal curves. The authors conduct a literature review of studies examining the safety effects of horizontal curves and other contributing factors on motorcycle crash occurrence and injury severity. They also review studies of motorcycle rider behavior on curves and on countermeasures to improve motorcycle safety on horizontal curve segments.

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  • Authors:
    • Wang, Zhenyu
    • Lee, Changyoung
    • Lin, Pei-Sung
    • Guo, Rui
    • Xin, Chunfu
    • Kolla, Rama Durga Tammayya Naidu
    • Yang, Runan
    • Vasili, Abhijit
  • Publication Date: 2019-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 50-60
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  • Accession Number: 01736965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2020 12:27PM