The Victorian 260 cc Legislation. Evaluation Report Using Accident Data to December, 1982.

King, Mark J., Torpey, Sandra E., & Wood, Herbert T. (1982) The Victorian 260 cc Legislation. Evaluation Report Using Accident Data to December, 1982. Road Safety and Traffic Authority (RoSTA), Hawthorn, Victoria.

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Learner and first year probationary motorcyclists are over-represented in traffic accidents, being involved about four times as often as full motorcycle licence holders in relation to their numbers.

In an attempt to reduce this over-involvement, the Victorian Government amended the law in 1979 to restrict learner and first year probationary motorcyclists to motorcycles with engine capacities of less than 260 cc.

This paper reports an evaluation which showed that casualty rates for learner and first year probationers began to decrease from mid 1979 and continued to do so until the end of 1980. A further analysis indicated that compared to full licence holder casualties, learner permit casualties were about 40% less than expected while first year probationary casualties were about 39% lower.

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ID Code: 91570
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Motorcycle safety, Engine capacity restriction, Road traffic crash, Learner permit, Probationary licence
ISBN: 0724146016
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
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 1982 Road Safety and Traffic Authority (RoSTA)
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 02:23
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 02:23

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