ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION METHODOLOGY PECULIAR TO MOTORCYCLES AND MINIBIKES

The investigation of motorcycle and minibike accidents requires special consideration because of vehicle systems and performance characteristics. Analysis of precrash speeds, skid marks, crash contact conditions, and post-crash dynamics involves factors uncommon to the conventional motor vehicle. Recent research has exposed methods of accident reconstruction peculiar to motorcycles and minibikes. Examples are used which include motorcycle-car carash fires, motorcycle-truck crash speed estimates, minibike crashes with fixed objects, and motorcycle rider falls during loss of control. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at 2nd International Congress on Automotive Safety, 16-18 July 1973. Congress proceedings are shelved in NSC Library; call no. 629.23 I.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hart, H H
    • BAIRD, J D
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM