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MUARC study of bike accidents, Speed cameras is the solution

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by smee, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. With many thanks to DJMotorcycle who found and posted this link making it easier to find since i'm sure it was posted here many many years ago.

    EDIT: Despite the research all they can come up with as a solution is more speed cameras


    Hi,

    Whilst looking for Nolan helmets on the web i came across the following study produced by the CSIRO:

    Case-control study of motorcycle crashes
    http://www.monash.edu.au/muarc/reports/atsb174.html

    The complete report is at:
    http://www.monash.edu.au/muarc/reports/atsb174.pdf

    I am not sure if this has been posted here (it was from 1997) but made for interesting reading, anyway.

    e.g. Helmets
    * 145 helmets worn by riders and pillions were inspected
    * over 50% were black or "dark"
    * 20% of visors were tinted
    * the average age was four years, with 16% more than 5 years old and so may no longer have been performing optimally
    * more than 80% had obvious signs of damage, mostly scratches but some fractures
    * in 43% the interior padding was visibly worn or compressed






    cheers.
     
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  2. of course these stupid fuks have shafted all the motoring community by recommending speed cmeras as the way of saving lives and adding 50 mill to the governments and their coffers.
     
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