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Introduction•The most frequent ways motorcycle accidents happen.•The possibility of being killed or injured in a motorcycleaccident.•Wearing protective gear can make a significant difference. Mt. Hood Community College – [Course Title] 1
IntroductionMAIDS (Motorcycle Accident in Depth Study) report:•Conducted in 1999 and 2000.•921 accidents and over 900 control cases.The Hurt Report•Began in 1976 and published in 1981.•Over 900 accidents. Mt. Hood Community College – [Course Title] 2
Circumstances of the Accidents• Perception failure • No collision avoidance maneuvers in 69 percent of accidents.• Violating the right of way • The other vehicle violates the right of way 2/3 of the time.• 72.3 percent of accidents occur in urban areas.• 54.3 percent of accidents occur at an intersection.• 60 percent of collisions are with a passenger car. • 80 percent for all vehicles. Mt. Hood Community College – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
The Risk of Death or Injury• For every 100,000 registered vehicles • There are 13 fatalities involving cars • There are 72 fatalities involving motorcycle. (NHTSA)• Motorcycle fatality • Per vehicle mile, a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. (NHTSA) • Alcohol was a contributing factor in almost half of the motorcycle fatalities. (Hurt Report)• 10.5 percent of accidents resulted in a death. • 97 of the 921 accidents reviewed on the MAIDS report were fatal. (MAIDS) Mt. Hood Community College – Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
The Risk of Death or Injury (continued)• Rate of Death or Injury • 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. • 20 percent of car accidents result in injury or death.• 55 percent of fatalities involved another vehicle in 2006. (NHTSA) Mt. Hood Community College – Fundamentals of Public Speaking 5
Prevention of Injury or Death• Wearing a helmet • Reduced injury in 33.2 percent of crashes. • Prevented injury in 35.5 percent of crashes.• Upper torso protective clothing • Reduced injury in 45.4 percent of crashes. • Prevented injury in 19.2 percent of crashes.• Lower torso protective clothing • Reduced injury 50.2 percent of the time. • Prevented injury 11.1 percent of the time.• Wearing protective footwear reduced/prevented injury 48.7 percent of the time.
Conclusion• It is my hope that from this data you are now more informed about motorcycle accidents and the circumstances surrounding them. Mt. Hood Community College – [Course Title] 7
Works Cited• The University of Wisconsin. (20080. Hurt Report Summary. Retrieved from http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html• National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.nhtsa.gov/• MAIDS Study. (2004). MAIDS Report. Retrieved from http://www.maids-study.eu/index.html Mt. Hood Community College – [Course Title] 8