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.
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.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|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|
|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 00:00|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2012 00:47|
Repository Staff Only: item control page