FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASHES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1985 TO 1991

This study describes in some detail the causes of all fatal motorcycle crashes that occurred in South Australia between 1985 and 1991. Information was collated on the type of crash, the situational and environmental circumstances, rider and pillion passenger characteristics, casualties involved, vehicle characteristics, and likely causes of the crash, including rider or driver faults and environmental or vehicle-related contributing factors. Rider factors predominated in having probably contributed to 75% of all crashes (comprising 87% of single-vehicle and 66% of multi-vehicle crashes). Other-driver factors probably contributed to 55% of multi-vehicle crashes. Environmental factors, which mainly comprised road and weather conditions and obstructions to a clear, straight line of sight, probably contributed to only 13% of crashes. Motorcycle factors (mostly maintenance-related) probably contributed to only 5% of crashes. Various countermeasures are suggested. (a)

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT. OFFICE OF ROAD SAFETY

    PO BOX 1
    WALKERVILLE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA  Australia  5081
  • Authors:
    • ROGERS, J
    • White, M
  • Publication Date: 1995-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 6/94

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7308-4883-3
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM