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Developing a motorcycle and scooter safety compendium for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Haworth, Narelle L., Buckley, Lisa, Watson, Barry C., & King, Mark J. (2010) Developing a motorcycle and scooter safety compendium for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). In Proceedings of the 8th Malaysian Road Conference, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Motorcycle and scooter crashes are significant contributors to road trauma in many low, medium and high income countries. The APEC Transportation Working Group has commissioned CARRS-Q to develop a compendium of best practice measures that can be used to reduce crashes, post-crash trauma and associated socio-economic costs.

The compendium will be informed by findings from a literature review and an expert survey. The literature review examined motorcycle and scooter safety usage and fatalities along with socio-cultural factors which might influence safety in each economy.

A discussion is provided regarding the processes involved in the expert survey and how this might be integrated with the findings from the literature review. The implications for developing the compendium are discussed as is the next step of a workshop to further disseminate findings. This will enable the identification of important motorcycle safety issues in APEC economies and implications for implementation of countermeasures.

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ID Code: 39848
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: motorcycle safety, scooter safety
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 2010 please consult authors
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 09:35

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