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TitleProtective clothing and motorcyclists in South Australia
AuthorsBaldock MRJ, Grigo JAL, Raftery SJ
Year2011
TypeReport
AbstractIn November, 2010, the South Australian Motor Accident Commission launched its ‘Gear Up’ campaign to promote greater use of protective clothing by motorcyclists. Such clothing may include impact protectors and abrasion resistant materials. This study was conducted to ascertain the extent to which abrasion resistant materials would be expected to be of benefit in motorcycle crashes in urban and rural areas. A literature review and analysis of in-depth crash data revealed that crash-involved riders of motorcycles are likely to slide or tumble on the road surface, regardless of crash type or crash location (urban or rural). It was concluded that protective clothing for motorcyclists would be beneficial for all riders, whether they be urban commuters or weekend recreational riders.
Report NumberCASR088
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorMotor Accident Commission
ISBN978 1 921645 25 9
ISSN1449-2237
Page Count20
Notesde Rome, L. (2006) Reference corrected in online copy 19 May 2011

Reference
Baldock MRJ, Grigo JAL, Raftery SJ (2011) Protective clothing and motorcyclists in South Australia (CASR088), Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide.


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