ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOTORCYCLISTS - EPIDEMOLOGY, CLINICAL ASPECTS, POSSIBILITIES OF PROTECTION. A RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE STUDY

UNFAELLE MIT MOTORISIERTEN ZWEIREADERN - EPIDEMIOLOGIE, KLINIK, SCHUTZMOEGLICHKEITEN. EINE RETROSPEKTIVE UND PROSPEKTIVE STUDIE

Accident statistics in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968 indicate the growing importance of motorcycles in traffic. Light motorcycles now make up almost 90% of the total number of vehicles. The typical motorcycle accident victim is a youth under 18 years of age. In the surgical university clinic at heidelberg between 1968 and 1974, 467 motorcycle accident victims were treated, the majority being youths. The use of motorcycles was studied as well as the data concerning the accidents (the location, time, driver training, blame for accidents, the consequences of accidents). The severity of the accidents was not shown to be dependent on speed. The importance of protective measures are outlined: reduction in the damage to the skull by between 30% and 50% through wearing protective helmets, reduction by over half in the incidence of serious injuries by the wearing of protective clothing, the importance of good driving instruction and continuing driving instruction, the role of braking and lighting in accidents. /TRRL/

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    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Feldkamp, G
    • Prall, W D
    • Buehler, G
    • Junghanns, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM