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TitleAbrasion Resistance Performance of Clothing Worn by Australian Motorcyclists
AuthorsMeredith L, Hurren C, Clarke E, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, De Rome L, Olivier J, Brown J
Year2016
TypeConference Paper
AbstractMotorcycle crashes account for an increasing proportion of road traffic trauma around the world [1]. Soft tissue injuries are the most commonly occurring injuries to crashed motorcyclists [2]. Protective clothing has been developed in order to help prevent these injuries, yet the performance of protective clothing in Australia is still variable [2]. While Australian riders are encouraged to use protective clothing [3], there are currently no mechanisms in place to help maintain a high quality of performance among products available to Australian motorcycle riders. To address the variability in performance of motorcycle clothing observed in recent Australian crash studies, there have been calls to introduce some formal mechanism to ensure the safety performance of available garments, or at least to provide riders with information to assist them in making informed purchasing decisions [2]. This investigation assesses the performance of motorcycle clothing worn by crashed motorcyclists in the real world as well as in a laboratory environment.
Conference NameInternational Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Conference
Conference AbbreviationIRCOBI
Conference LocationMalaga, Spain
Conference Date14-16 September 2016
NotesThe conference paper is available online at http://www.ircobi.org/wordpress/downloads/irc16/default.htm

Reference
Meredith L, Hurren C, Clarke E, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, De Rome L, Olivier J, Brown J (2016) 'Abrasion Resistance Performance of Clothing Worn by Australian Motorcyclists', International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Conference, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016.