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TitleFatal motorcycle and car crashes on curves in South Australia
AuthorsKloeden CN, Baird RP, McLean AJ
Year1997
TypeReport
AbstractA sample of 232 fatal motorcycle crashes and 811 car occupant fatal crashes from South Australia between 1985 and 1991 were examined on a number of demographic and crash variables to determine if there were any differences in the rate of these crashes on curves It was found that while a slightly higher proportion of motorcyclist fatalities than car occupant fatalities were on curves (39.5% vs 36.1 %) the difference was not statistically significant. There were some subgroups of crashes where a difference in curve crash rates between motorcyclists and drivers were apparent. In particular these were region, time of day and number of vehicles involved in the crash. The magnitude of the overall difference in curve crash rates was increased somewhat (39.0% vs 31.8%) by controlling for these other differences between crashes involving motorcycles and cars.
Report Number1/97
PublisherOffice of Road Safety, SA Department of Transport
Publisher CityAdelaide
ISBN0730801500
Page Count29

Reference
Kloeden CN, Baird RP, McLean AJ (1997) Fatal motorcycle and car crashes on curves in South Australia (1/97), Office of Road Safety, SA Department of Transport, Adelaide.


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