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TitleProtective Clothing and Impact Protection for Motorcyclists
AuthorsAlbanese B, Meredith L, Whyte T, Gibson T, De Rome L, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, Brown J
Year2016
TypeConference Paper
AbstractImpact protectors are worn by motorcyclists to reduce the risk and severity of injuries in crashes, but previous research reports no benefit in terms of preventing fractures. This study examined the performance of impact protectors worn in serious injury crashes and their energy attenuation performance when tested under the European Standard (EN1621-1). Eighty-three percent of impact protectors tested met Standard requirements. While only 4 impact injuries (defined as fractures, dislocations, avulsions) occurred in protected regions, no association between energy attenuation and these injuries was found. Characteristics other than energy attenuation may be important for protection, but further research is needed.
Conference NameAustralasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
Conference Date6-8 September 2016
NotesThe conference paper is available online at http://acrs.org.au/publications/acrs-conference-papers/acrs-database/

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Reference
Albanese B, Meredith L, Whyte T, Gibson T, De Rome L, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, Brown J (2016) 'Protective Clothing and Impact Protection for Motorcyclists', Australasian Road Safety Conference, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 6-8 September 2016.