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Motorcycle safety at signalized intersections

Haque, Md. Mazharul (2012) Motorcycle safety at signalized intersections. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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    Motorcycles are overrepresented in road traffic crashes and particularly vulnerable at signalized intersections. ‘Motorcycle safety at signalized intersections’ provides an in-depth understanding of hazards of motorcycles at signalized intersections and suggests some targeted countermeasures to alleviate the problem. Motorcycle safety has been examined by establishing innovative statistical models with detailed investigation on specific maneuver behavior of motorcycles at intersections. Results indicate that motorcyclists are over exposed at signalized intersections and the excess exposure is one of main contributors to their vulnerability at intersections. The presence of red light cameras at intersections not only lower motorcycle crashes due to reduced red-light running in the conflicting stream but also decrease their exposure and hence crashes due to a more restrained discharge pattern of motorcycles. Targeted countermeasures should include deployment of red-light cameras, improvement in motorcyclist visibility and increased awareness on motorcyclist vulnerability.

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    ID Code: 51286
    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: motorcycle safety, road traffic crashes, red light camera, signalized intersections
    ISBN: 9783848407835
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
    Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
    Deposited On: 02 Jul 2012 09:07
    Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 13:31

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