THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HELMET FOR THE MOTORCYCLIST (MACHINE UNDER 50 CC), AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALCOHOLEMIA IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

The results of a case study, based on 284 casualties of motorcycle riders with machines under 50 cc, are presented to show the effectiveness of crash helmets in the reduction of head and neck injuries. Data are also presented to show the increasing influence of alcohol in accidents involving motorcyclists. The author concludes that the wearing of crash helmets be made mandatory in all countries for riders of machines under 50 cc. The withdrawl of driving licences is proposed as a method of reducing alcohol related accidents involving motorcyclists. /TRRL/

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, G R
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 36-37
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM