TRENDS IN MOTORCYCLIST AND OCCUPANT FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES DUE TO TRAFFIC CRASHES

The aim was to describe trends in motorcycle traffic crashes and compare these with trends in other crashes and vehicle registrations. National fatality and public hospital inpatient data were used to select cases. Relative changes in both deaths, hospitalisations, and vehicle registrations were examined in each year during the period 1980-98. The results show that deaths and serious injuries to motorcyclists have declined substantially over the period 1980-1995. The trend in serious injuries to motorcyclists closely followed the trend in motorcycle registrations. The association was less evident for motorcyclist fatalities and for occupants there was no clear association with trends in registrations for either outcome. The reduction in motorcycle injuries has contributed substantially to our improved road safety record. We need to protect these gains but in order to do this we need a clear understanding of how they were achieved. Such an understanding is currently lacking, (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200232.

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    Land Transport Safety Authority

    Level 4, 7-27 Waterloo Quay, P.O. Box 2840
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Langley, J D
    • ALSOP, J C
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00789994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-478-20644-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM