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|Title||Perceptual countermeasure for improving motorcyclist safety on rural curves|
|Authors||Mongiardini M, Stokes CS, Baldock MRJ, Tan T|
|Abstract||An evaluation was conducted on whether a suitable road-based Perceptual Counter-Measure (PCM) could induce motorcyclists to choose safer speeds and lane positions when negotiating curves. A peripheral transverse line marking was designed and trialled at two curves along a popular motorcyclist route. Results were compared against control curves. Given the PCM specific aim of reducing intentional centreline crossings along the curve chord, only the right-bending lane was treated and evaluated.
Post-treatment, motorcyclists tended to position further away from the centreline compared to before the treatment. Motorcycle travel speed at the apex of both treated curves tended to decrease. Moderate reductions in travel speed were also observed for light and heavy vehicles.
The PCM design has potential to enhance motorcyclist safety along popular riding routes. Additional research is required to confirm long-term effects and investigate potential additional benefits or side effects.
|Conference Name||2023 Australasian Road Safety Conference|
|Conference Location||Cairns, Australia|
|Conference Date||19-21 September|
|Notes||This was presented virtually|
|Mongiardini M, Stokes CS, Baldock MRJ, Tan T (2023). Perceptual countermeasure for improving motorcyclist safety on rural curves. 2023 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Cairns, Australia, 19-21 September. [PRESENTED ABSTRACT]|