THE MECHANICS OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

This paper deals with an examination of motorcycle accidents in Ottawa, Canada during the summer months of 1973. Among the principle objectives of the study was to investigate in some detail the actual mechanics of motor cycle collisions, to categorize such collisions in terms of the kinematic behavior of the vehicles and motorcycle occupants and to examine the mitigating circumstances in each accident. Of particular concern has been an examination of the accident causative factors and the injury producing mechanisms.1:32 scale models have been used to reconstruct the accident and have been employed in providing a graphic description of the various pre-crash, crash and post-crash geometries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by Canadian Traffic Injury Research Foundation, Canadian Department of National Health and Welfare and Canadian Ministry of Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    801 Green Bay Road
    Lake Bluff, IL  United States  60044

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    1211 West 22nd Street
    Oak Brook, IL  United States  60523
  • Authors:
    • NEWMAN, J A
    • Webster, G D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-047-1-063, DOT-HS-031-2-303, DOT-FH-11-7526
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM