Recently the number of accidents with motorcycles has increased despite the fact that the number of registered motorcycles has decreased. This is not true for other types of vehicles. It was therefore considered to be of value to carry out an investigation of motorcycle accidents especially as no such investigation had previously been made in Sweden. The analysis comprises accidents which occurred during 1970. Altogether 1080 accidents were included in the study. Some of these - 226 or 20.9% - were considered to be of such special character that they were analyzed separately. Thus 874 accidents remained for the actual analysis. The accident data was analyzed in respect to, among other things, time, place, exterior conditions, road users involved, accident situation and type of injury. In all 37 variables were included in the analysis. An account of the most important and the most interesting results is included. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute

    Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 25
    S-11428 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Widen, S
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • Swedish

Media Info

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

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 35
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM