Motorcycle crashes in Austria: Analysis of causes and contributing factors based on in-depth data

  • From CEDATU, the in-depth accident database run by the Vehicle Safety Institute at Graz University of Technology, a representative sample of 101 crashes involving at least one motorcycle was selected. The analysis focused on causes for crashes as well as on contributing factors, but also included parameters of road, riders and vehicles. Own riding speed and "unexpectable action by another road user" were the most frequent causes for accidents. Inappropriate safety distance or delayed reaction were frequent, both as causation factors and as contributing factors. Infrastructure issues never cause an accident, but they are very frequent as contributing factors; road geometry and road guidance are by far most frequent among these. This paper also discusses accidents by type and other parameters (e.g. injury severity by body region, collision speed, age and others), and compares accident causes to previous studies as well as the police reported accident statistics.

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Author:Martin Winkelbauer
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/13
Contributing corporation:Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit
Release Date:2017/10/13
Tag:Analyse (math); Deutschland; Geschwindigkeit; Konferenz; Motorradfahrer; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Untersuchung am Unfallort; Ursache; Verhalten; Österreich
Accident; Accident reconstruction; Analysis (math); Austria; Behaviour; Cause; Conference; Germany; Motorcyclist; On the spot accident investigation; Speed
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR

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