The purpose of this report is to place before the house the results of the enquiry into motorcycle and bicycle safety. The committee was appointed to enquire and report on 1) the main causes of the high level of the road toll in Australia 2) the most effective means of achieving greater road safety 3) the particular aspects of the problem to which those concerned with road safety could most advantageously direct their efforts, and 4) the economic cost to the community of road accidents. Recommendations concerning motorcycle safety cover braking, steering and handling, tyres and wheels, layout of controls and displays, visibility and lighting, in use aspects, rider training, licensing, publicity, rider and driver vision, actions of other road users, road and environmental aspects, and helmets. For bicycle safety, recommendations cover bicycle design and standards, visibility (lights and reflectorised tyres) registration, in use aspects, cyclist training, legislation and enforcement, rider licensing, publicity, road and environment factors, and cyclist secondary safety. /TRRL/

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 31st Parliament.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Parliament

    House Standing Committee on Road Safety
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1984 12:00AM