MOPED ACCIDENTS IN SELECT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES

Police accident investigation forms of moped collisions occurring during 1976-77 were collected from six Southern California cities. The relatively high concentration of moped activity within a number of communities suggests that the identification of major accident trends is warranted to provide a better understanding of this unique vehicle's accident experience. Upon analysis, several strong trends in accident type emerged as well as associated vehicle and driver characteristics. Some nine distinct accident types were identificed, with two-thirds of the collisions categorized into four: (1) single vehicle collision; (2) right-turning vehicle from same direction collides with moped; (3) moped collides with rear of vehicle; and (4) left-turning vehicle from opposing direction collides with moped. Interactions between driver characteristics and accident types as well as data indicating relative risk of injury to moped operators is presented for consideration in the development of accident countermeasures. /Author/SRIS/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 294-306
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM