Details are given of the types of injury suffered by pillion riders seated astride the pillion of a lightweight motorcycle. Typically, the victim had his foot dislodged from the footrest and on the right side the heel slipped into the unprotected rear wheel spokes. On the left side the heel was saved by the motorcycle chain-case guarding the spoke. The possibility of fitting a shield on the right side of the rear wheel is mentioned. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • AHMED, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-8-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 401
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 6134
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
    • Serial URL:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM