CHARACTERISTICS OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOPEDS AND MOTOR-ASSISTED BICYCLES. FURTHER RESEARCH WITH SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

KENMERKEN VAN ONGEVALLEN MET BROM- EN SNORFIETSEN. VERVOLGONDERZOEK MET AANVULLENDE GEGEVENS

This report extensively describes victims of serious accidents involving mopeds and motor-assisted bicycles (In Dutch: "snorfiesten") and the characteristics of these accidents, in the Netherlands. The description of accidents is dealt with on the basis of the road situation. On a road section inside built-up areas, 85 mopeds/motor-assisted bicycles collided with a motor vehicle coming out of an exit or parking area. In addition, 60 mopeds/motor-assisted bicycles were hit by motor vehicles entering a driveway or parking area. Inside built-up areas, 120 mopeds/motor-assisted bicycles driving on the main road of an intersection with priority rule collided with a motor vehicle approaching from a side road. Inside built-up areas, 110 mopeds/motor-assisted bicycles collided with a motor vehicle driving on the main road of a controlled intersection, while they themselves approached from a side road. A similar group is formed by the 115 mopeds/motor-assisted bicycles who collided on an uncontrolled intersection with a motor vehicle approaching from a side road. Inside built-up areas, 95 moped riders were severely injured, because they either fell on a straight road section, fell in a bend, or left the road. Outside built-up areas, this occurred 75 times.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-95-28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM