IMPROVEMENT OF FRONTAL CONSPICUITY OF MOTORCYCLES

Accident studies have shown that a major problem in causation of daytime motorcycle accidents is poor frontal visibility. Laboratory experiments are reported which were aimed at investigating the detectability of 4 devices (high-beam headlight, low-beam headlight, a white triangular fairing and a bright red fluorescent jacket) relative to the standard motorbike, in both "cluttered" and "clean" environments in daylight. Combinations of these devices were not tested. It was found that the high-beam headlight was superior to other devices in both environments. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Melbourne University, Australia

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Grattan Street
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, M
    • Hoffman, E R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM