This report deals with a study undertaken by the Bundesanstalt fur Strassenwesen which was concerned with the problem of compulsory wearing of crash helmets for moped and motor scooter riders. The institute was charged with the task of studying whether and to what extent it would be possible to determine the possible protective effect of crash helmets taking into account the question of the willingness of cyclists to wear them, using individual analyses of other institutions and clinical studies. On the basis of the results of these studies, the traffic ministers and senators of the states recommended the extension of the compulsory wearing of helmets to the drivers of all motorized cycles with a maximum velocity in excess of 25 km/h. The traffic ministers and senators will decide after a year, whether the inclusion of moped - 25 drivers in the compulsory category is necessary. At present they appear to be against an extension of fines or penalties. The author furthermore gives a review of the regulations governing mopeds in various countries, the accident trend in the years 1970-1976 and responds to the conclusions of the experts. /TRRL/

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    Lisenhoff & Dappe KG

    Kruppstrasse 26
    Duesseldorf,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Riedel, G J
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Pagination: p. 21-2
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM