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Accident and injury causation of motorcycle accidents

  • Motorcycle riders are one of the most vulnerable road users. Annually, on estimate 6000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents in the former 15 EU countries. The objective of this research was to investigate and analyze the main aspects and causes of this vulnerability and the accidents in general. For this aim around 70 accidents in The Netherlands were investigated in the framework of an international research program (MAIDS). Also a control group of motorcycles with riders was investigated so that exposure could be taken into account. An important result is that human failure is in 82% of the cases the main cause of the accident, in 52% this is due the other vehicle driver. Perception and decision failures are the most common failures. The most injuries are caused by the environment but they are typically only less severe (AIS1). Injuries caused by the car (front and side) are typically severe injuries (AIS4+). Previous convictions of the MC rider seem to be related to the chance to get involved in an accident. It was shown that the Dutch and the total MAIDS accident sample are comparable.

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Author:D. Margaritis, Y. W. R. DeVries, H. G. Mooi
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Year of first publication:2005
Contributing corporation:TNO Automotive
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Europa; Konferenz; Motorrad; Motorradfahrer; Niederlande; Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung); Unfall; Ursache; Verletzung; tödlicher Unfall
Accident; Cause; Conference; Europe; Fatality; Injury; Motorcycle; Motorcyclist; Netherlands; Severity (accid, injury)
Source:1st International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S.166-176
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 1st International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt

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