A study of motorcycle fatalities in the period 1977-1983 in the county of Funen, Denmark was compared with an analysis of data obtained from the Accident Register at the Odense Universty Hospital. Among the operators killed one fifth were illegally operating the motorcycle. A remarkable statistical difffence in distribution of accidents involved motorcycles and the total distribution of motorcycles in the present study. No important diffenences were found in the distribution of type of accidents compared to other studies. In the present study all but one victim were tested for blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). The results differ from previous studies in as much as 50% of the killed operators of an accident involving motorcycles had a BAC above 0.08 %. The reported distribution by age, licensing experience and size of motorcycle in fatal motorcycle accidents seem to support introduction of a graduated licence depending on motorcycle size as well as operator age.

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    Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland Limited

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  • Authors:
    • LARSEN, C F
    • Hardt-Madsen, M
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00490971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM