IMPORTANCE OF MOTORCYCLE VISIBILITY IN ACCIDENT CAUSATION

An analysis of data from 1508 motorcycle accidents obtained from Victorian police files for the year 1974 indicates that the lack of visibility of the motorcycle is a dominant factor in a large proportion of automobile/motorcycle accidents. 16.2 percent of all motorcycle accidents occurred when another road user moved his vehicle into the path of a motorcycle when he "did not see" the oncoming motorcycle. 65 percent of these accidents occurred during daylight, 27 percent at night and 8 percent during dawn or dusk. /Author/ /TRRL/

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 59-94

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-90996-96-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2003 12:00AM