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Fatigue in motorcycle crashes. Is there an issue?

Haworth, Narelle L. & Rowden, Peter J. (2006) Fatigue in motorcycle crashes. Is there an issue? In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 25-27 October 2006, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Abstract

Fatigue is acknowledged by road safety professionals as a substantial contributor to car and truck crashes. However, little is currently known about the contribution of fatigue to motorcycle crashes or if qualitative differences exist between rider fatigue and driver fatigue. This paper discusses how key factors such as temporal patterns of riding, trip purpose, environmental influences, the physical demands of riding, and the cognitive demands of riding differ from driving and their potential role as contributing factors for rider fatigue. A new conceptual Motorcycling Fatigue Model is presented as an adaptation of the Fatigue Expert Group model for fatigue in heavy vehicle drivers. The new model is an endeavour to integrate all motorcycle specific fatigue factors in addition to the known factors that contribute to fatigue in all road users (e.g. inadequate sleep) to synthesise our current understanding of fatigue in motorcycling and provide a framework for future research.

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ID Code: 6247
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: motorcyclists, fatigue, road safety
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:25

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