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  United States 
  • 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