The past few years have seen a boom in motorcycling in Australia. The rapid increase in numbers of motorcycles has been accompanied by a rise in the number of crashes involving these vehicles and in the number of casualties. A large number of proposals have been put forward for dealing with motorcycle crashes. Some of the countermeasures are well documented as being effective in reducing crash losses. Other countermeasures are believed by many to be effective, although in many cases there is little hard evidence to support such beliefs. This paper describes the extent of and trends in the problem of motorcycle crashes. A special study of motorcycle crashes is described and some preliminary results from the study used to test countermeasure hypotheses. Future applications of these data are also mentioned. /Author/TRRL/


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-58

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-90999G-96-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2003 12:00AM