THE IMPACT OF A MOTORCYCLE LIGHTS-ON LAW

The effect of a motorcycle lights-on law in North Carolina was examined by analyzing accident data for a six year period from 1972 through 1976. The law was implemented on September 1, 1973 when motorcycle activity was declining after reaching a peak during the summer months. The proportions of motorcycle crashes that were daylight multivehicle were compared with the similar proportions for all crashes. It was found that a significant decrease in these crashes occurred for motorcycles following the implementation of the law. A similar decrease was not observed for total crashes. It was concluded that the motorcycle lights-on law had the desired impact on daylight multivehicle crashes. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-25

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM