Skaderisker för motorcyklister
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
The risk of injury to motorcyclists (English)
In-depth studies carried out by the Swedish Road Administration 2000-2004 regarding fatal motorcycle accidents show that the number of killed motorcyclists has increased. The number was 39 year 2000 and 56 year 2004. The aim of the report is to answer the following: - Which differences regarding injury consequences for motorcycles can be found between different insurance classes? - How do the injury risks differ between motorcycle drivers of different age and motorcycles in different insurance classes? Since the end of the 1990s Bilprovningen, the Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company, has been recording the mileage of all vehicles at the time of the annual inspection. This makes it possible to estimate in a reliable manner the annual mileages covered by motorcycles. The report accounts for mileages, year models, insurance classes, and the ages of the owner and rider in order to find relationships and to compare accident and injury risks in the period 2000-2004. Our principal conclusions are: o After the year 2000, the number of motorcycles mainly increased in insurance class F7 (motorcycles of very high engine power in relation to their weight) o Motorcycle riders younger than 25 account for the relatively high injury risks in the lower insurance classes. - Motorcycle riders younger than 30 account for the relatively high injury risks in the higher insurance classes (motorcycles of very high engine power) - The number of motorcycle riders who are killed, in relation to injured and severely injured motorcycle riders, is substantially higher for the group of motorcycles in insurance class F8 (upper segment of F7) compared with the other insurance classes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 566 , 2007. , 38 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Motorcyclist, Injury, Fatality, Risk, Age, Motorcycle, Engine, Weight, Mileage, Statistics, Accident
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Accident risk; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Accident statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6424OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6424DiVA: diva2:675301