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Accession Number PB2013-109285
Title Development of a Statewide Motorcycle Safety Plan for Texas: Technical Report.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 136p
Personal Author L. Higgins P. Turner S. Geedipally
Abstract The objective of this research project was to develop a statewide plan to reduce motorcycle crashes and injuries in the state of Texas. The project included a review of published literature on current and proposed countermeasures for reducing the incidence and/or severity of motorcycle-involved crashes and related injuries, a review of existing and emerging Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and other advanced technologies for motorcycles and other vehicles, an analysis of Texas motorcycle crash and injury data, and a statewide survey of Texas motorcycle riders that explored the demographics, riding histories, training and licensing status, use of protective gear, crash involvement, and attitudes toward various motorcycle safety countermeasures. These data collection activities culminated in a list of potential motorcycle crash and injury countermeasures; these countermeasures were then evaluated and prioritized in a workshop attended by motorcycle safety experts and advocates.
Keywords Accident reduction
Data collection
Driver attitude
Motor vehicle accidents
Protective personal equipment
Research project
Traffic safety

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Texas Transportation Inst., College Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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