SOME EPIDEMIOLOGIC FEATURES OF MOTORCYCLE COLLISION INJURIES. II. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERITY OF INJURIES
Male drivers sustained relatively more serious motorcycle collision injuries than did male passengers, female drivers, or female passengers. For male drivers, severity of injury was related to age. The relative frequency of serious head injury was highest for drivers not wearing helmets who were involved in collisions at low or high speeds. Severity of injury was related to speed at the time of collision but not in all types of collisions. Factors associated with the incidence of collisions were not identical to those related to the severity of the injury of the injury sustained.
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Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreSchool of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD United States 21205
- Kraus, J F
- Riggins, R S
- Franti, C E
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Crash injury research; Crash severity; Drivers; Epidemiology; Head; Helmets; Males; Motor vehicles; Motorcyclists; Speed; Traffic speed
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver age
- Old TRIS Terms: Male drivers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00134729
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM