The transport and Road Research Laboratory has, since 1973, been investigating rider trajectories in frontal collisions as part of its overall motorcycle safety programme. This impact configuration was chosen after the results of a small survey undertaken in 1972, showed that this was the most common direction of impact. The present study confirms these findings. In 483 accident studies the riders and their motorcycles, the accident situation, the relation to national data, injuries and causes, injury pattern, factors affecting severity of injury and the use of safety helmets are reviewed and the results are discussed. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Meeting on Biomechanics of Injury.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • Whitaker, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 341-350
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM