A new Australian report highlights the relationship between motorcycle crashes and road infrastructure, and specifically, how road infrastructure influences both the likelihood of a crash occurring or the resulting severity of a crash.
The investigation included: a comprehensive literature review, crash analysis, the identification of road infrastructure elements as crash factors, the identification of effective mitigation measures and their likely safety benefit and consultations with stakeholders.
The objectives of the project were to determine the influence of road infrastructure elements in motorcycle-related crashes, and identify countermeasures that have the potential to reduce the incidence and/or severity of such crashes.
Explanations of why, and how, road infrastructure elements influence motorcycle crash risk were researched and are provided. This primarily involved identifying how the design and condition of road infrastructure elements can influence either the likelihood of a crash occurring or the resulting severity of a crash.
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