Risk for Motorcyclists in a Busy Metropolitan City: The Example of Tel Aviv

This article reports on a study undertaken to identify factors contributing to the risk of injury for motorcyclists as compared to drivers of other motor vehicles. The authors analyzed National Trauma Registry (Israel) data on drivers, aged 16 and above, who were involved in traffic accidents and who were hospitalized between January 1997 and June 2003. The group included 10,967 patients; 3,055 (28%) were motocyclists and 7,912 (72%) were drivers of other motor vehicles. Analyses showed that Tel Aviv, the busiest metropolitan city in Israel, is a risk for motorcycle injury as compared to other regions; males have an increased risk compared to females; and age is a protecting factor (the risk of injury as a motorcyclist decreases as age increases). Twenty percent of the injured motorcyclists in Tel Aviv were injured while working, compared to 9.5% in other regions. Motorcycle injuries in Tel Aviv were of lower severity and had lower inpatient death rates. The authors conclude that the municipal authority and the transport department in Tel Aviv should set policy to reduce injury among motorcyclists in that city.

  • Authors:
    • Peleg, Kobi
    • Kluger, Yoram
    • Giveon, Adi
    • Aharonson-Daniel, Limor
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01010571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2005 6:09AM