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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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