ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CYCLISTS AND MOPED DRIVERS. PART II. MOPED DRIVERS

CYKEL - OCH MOPEDOLYCKOR 1968. DELRAPPORT 2 MOPEDOLYCKOR

This study contains an inventory analysis of accidents with personal injury involving moped drivers as reported by the police and which occurred in Sweden during 1968. 1,738 accidents occurred mostly in built-up areas--76%--and during April-September--72%. Most accidents occurred in daylight under favorable road conditions. Of involved moped drivers, 92% were male, 44% were 15 to 17 years old. 1,325, 76% of the accidents, occurred as a result of a conflict situation between a moped and a motor vehicle in motion, 12% were single-vehicle accidents. Of the 1,325 accidents, 85% occurred at intersections. The most common technical deficiencies as regards mopeds were defective brakes and insufficient lighting equipment. Altogether 110 moped drivers were killed, 581 seriously injured and 1,270 slightly injured. The most effective measure against accidents with mopeds is to separate traffic with mopeds from motor vehicle traffic. Moped drivers whould be taught how to act in different traffic situations, and motor vehicle drivers should learn their responsibilities toward moped drivers. Measures should aim at protecting the moped drivers when they are being overtaken.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Council on Road Safety Research

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Kritz, L B
    • Mohlin, H
    • Olsson, B
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 174
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM