The purpose of this study was to examine current motorcycle headlighting, available research, and the visual needs of motorcyclists to determine what modifications to the headlighting standards would be desirable. A survey was conducted of motorcyclists to find out what their opinions were concerning current lighting systems and where improvements were most needed. These data, together with other background information, were used to recommend lamps for evaluation. The evaluation stage consisted of a subjective appraisal by a number of riders under a variety of riding conditions, objective measures of seeing distance to various types of objects under conditions designed to be as realistic as possible, and a computer analysis of visibility distances on hills, curves, and in glare meeting situations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Highway Safety Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Olson, P L
    • Abrams, R A
  • Publication Date: 1982-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-82-18, HS-806 376
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM