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TitleNew motorcycle safety technology: an overview for South Australia
AuthorsPonte G, Searson DJ, Royals J, Anderson RWG
Year2015
TypeReport
AbstractThe popularity of motorcycling in South Australia is increasing and there have been continual increases in registrations and increases in total distance travelled by riders. However, motorcyclists remain vulnerable road users and are at an increased risk of being involved in a serious crash. In 2012, motorcycle crashes were 17.5 times more likely to result in a fatality relative to other vehicles, per distance travelled. There have been considerable improvements to passenger vehicle safety over the last few decades but little has changed regarding safety for motorcycles. This report describes the relatively new technologies of anti-lock braking systems (ABS), combined braking systems (CBS) and traction control systems (TCS) for motorcycles, and the effectiveness of these systems in reducing motorcycle crashes. Mechanisms to encourage uptake of these technologies are also presented. ABS appears to be the most beneficial of these technologies and an analysis of ABS is included, estimating the potential benefit of the technology on South Australian motorcyclists.
Report NumberCASR127
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorDepartment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
ISBN978 1 921645 65 5
ISSN1449-2237
Page Count39

Reference
Ponte G, Searson DJ, Royals J, Anderson RWG (2015) New motorcycle safety technology: an overview for South Australia (CASR127), Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide.


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