MOTORCYCLE DESIGN AND CRASH INJURIES IN CALIFORNIA, 1985. SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR VEHICLE INJURIES: PROCEEDINGS. DECEMBER 7, 1987, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

The objective of this study was to compare motorcycle-crash injury rates for different types of motorcycles in California. Rates of fatal and severe nonfatal injury motorcycle crashes, according to model type, were ascertained to determine crash injury rates for specific groups of motorcycles characterized by design category and performance class. Fatal and severe nonfatal injuries to drivers of 1981-86 model year motorcycles during 1985 in California were analyzed. Motorcycles were classified by design category (racing design, street, touring, and on/off road) and by performance (engine displacement and displacement-to-weight ratio). Racing design motorcycles had the highest rate of fatal and severe crash injuries (128 per 10,000 registered motorcycle years) followed by street, on/off road, and touring. Within the racing design category, the highest crash injury rates were for motorcycles in the 576-625 cc and 2.61-2.80 cc/kg classes. Crash rates for model-years 1984-86 were higher than for 1981-83 model-years within all performance classes for both racing design and street motorcycles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Academy of Medicine

    Two East 103rd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10029
  • Authors:
    • Kraus, J F
    • ARZEMANIAN, S
    • Anderson, C L
    • Harrington, S
    • Zador, P
  • Publication Date: 1988-9

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  • Accession Number: 00616427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM