HUMAN FACTORS IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Special research is being conducted at the University of Southern California under the sponsorship of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation. The research consists of the on-scene, in-depth multidisciplinary investigation of 900 motorcycle accidents to determine cause factors and identify countermeasures. With the acquisition of data from the first 300 accidents, certain critical human elements have been identified as common to a great part of the accidents investigated. The problems of motorcycle conspicuity, rider skill, training and licensing, and protective equipment appear to predominate in accident causation and injury association. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hurt Jr, H H
    • Du Pont, C J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770103
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01160
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM