ROAD HAZARDS AND THE MOTORCYCLIST. MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT

This memorandum outlines road and traffic hazards as seen by some motorcyclists. One area of concern is skidding; this is related to deficiencies in road design and to wear and lack of maintenance. Details of the situations where this is dangerous are presented, and potential solutions are suggested. Roadworks are examined in depth with particular attention to road surfaces, lighting, signing and traffic control. In discussing road furniture the unsatisfactory nature of certain types of crash barrier and the bad positioning of lamp standards are pointed out. It is suggested that the principles of signing and traffic control at roadworks be properly enforced and further research into road furniture is needed. A further source of danger is vehicle parking. Problems include parking at junctions, parking without lights and the parking of builders' skips. Better enforcement of existing legislation is suggested. Fullproof securing of loads and improvements in vehicle design are suggested along with research into spray. A brief review of current legislation is given, and conclusions and recommendations presented which stress that the enforcement of existing laws should be the main emphasis. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Motorcyclists Federation Limited

    225 Coventry Road
    Ilford, Essex,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM