Mar 5, 2007

Rider Error 4

"Approximately one-fourth of these motorcycle accidents were single vehicle accidents involving the motorcycle colliding with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment"

-Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, Volume 1: Technical Report, Hurt, H.H., Ouellet, J.V. and Thom, D.R., Traffic Safety Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,

Translation:
Basically, that means you are on your own. Roughly a quarter of all motorcycle crashes involved nothing more than the motorcycle itself and some piece of fixed street furniture. Interesting eh? That means your judgement, or the lack thereof, is likely to cause a crash. Which means you need to make better decisions. And stick with them.

The next Rider Error post is here

1 comment:

GR said...

Hi,

search string

http://www.google.co.in/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=Motorcycle+Accident+Cause+Factors+and+Identification+of+Countermeasures+filetype%3Apdf&meta=&btnG=Google+Search

and you will then get a pdf

inside of which

are detailed instructions on how to obtain a copy

(copy pasting below from http://www.ct.gov/dot/LIB/dot/Documents/dhighwaysafety/CTDOT_Hurt.pdf)
dunno whether content below is going to be readable

A brief summary of the findings is listed below. To order the full report, contact:
National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, Virginia 22161
(703)-487-4600
and order:
Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, Volume 1:
Technical Report, Hurt, H.H., Ouellet, J.V. and Thom, D.R., Traffic Safety Center,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007, Contract No. DOT HS-5-
01160, January 1981 (Final Report)
Vol.I (The Main Report and Summary) is PB81206443 (~400 pages)
Vol.II (Appendix: Supplementary Data) is PB81206450 (~400 pages)
Either document is $42.95 plus $3.00 shipping. (circa 1990)