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Moped crashes in Queensland

Haworth, Narelle L., Nielson, Angela L., & Greig, Kristi (2007) Moped crashes in Queensland. In 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Education and Policing Conference, 17-19 October 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

Motor scooter and moped sales are booming, but we know little about their crash involvement. In Queensland, most scooters are mopeds which can be ridden with a car licence only. This paper begins by defining scooters and mopeds and discussing the difficulties in identifying them in crash and other data bases. It then presents the results of analyses of moped crashes identified from crash and registration data supplied by Queensland Transport. The registration data classed 227 vehicles in crashes as mopeds but further examination of make and model information identified an additional 79 mopeds. The number of moped crashes increased from 25 in 2001 to 97 in 2005, with larger percentage growth in crashes of riders licensed in Queensland than elsewhere. The most common crash types were "angle" (37%) and "fall from vehicle" (23%). Moped crashes were more likely to occur in tourist areas, on weekdays and in low speed zones than motorcycle crashes. The distributions of crash type and crash severity were similar. Moped riders in crashes were much more likely than motorcycle riders to be female (37.9% versus 7.2%), younger and hold an interstate (10.8% versus 1.3%) or overseas licence (7.8% versus 0.7%). The challenges in interpreting the results of the analyses of the crash data are discussed.

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ID Code: 12953
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link). Reprinted as peer reviewed article: Haworth, N., Nielson, A. & Greig, K. (2008). Moped crashes in Queensland. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 19(3), 31-37. N.B. author name change from Angela Nielson to Angela Watson in 2009
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Keywords: moped crashes, Queensland
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2012 10:47

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