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Factors affecting the accident liability of motorcyclists

Marie C. Taylor

Factors affecting the accident liability of motorcyclists

a multivariate analysis of survey data

by Marie C. Taylor

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Published by Behavioural Studies Unit, Safety and Transportation Group, Transport and Road Research Laboratory in Crowthorne, Berks .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Marie C. Taylor and C.R. Lockwood.
SeriesResearch report / Transport and Road Research Laboratory -- 270, Research report (Transport and Road Research Laboratory) -- 270.
ContributionsLockwood, C. R., Transport and Road Research Laboratory. Behavioural Studies Unit.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13876960M

  In motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, an important factor seems to be that the other driver fails to detect the oncoming motorcyclist before emerging from a side-turning or before turning across the motorcyclist's path (see reviews in Thomson , ). The data of Fulton et al. () suggest that about 67% of near­. Methods. The study was carried out in the Accident & Emergency Department (A & E) of Thika District Hospital. Thika district, located 50 km north of Nairobi, is an industrial and agricultural area with an estimated population of , and is traversed by one of the busiest highways in the country [].Thika District Hospital is a bed regional referral hospital; it is the main public.

There are several factors that can affect a motorcyclist's potential claim after a motorcycle accident. Among these are the motor vehicle and insurance regulations in your state, medical treatment issues, compliance with traffic laws (by the motorcyclist as well as the other motorist), the crashworthiness of the motorcycle, and liability and.   Results. Factors independently associated with injury among motorcyclists were younger age group, being a current alcohol drinker (OR = , 95%CI: –), lower engine capacity (motorcycle in past 1 year (OR = , 95%CI: –), riding for a longer time in a day (OR = .

At-fault accidents will generally be costlier than not-at-fault accidents, and most claims will negatively affect your insurance price. Get a motorcycle insurance quote online or call to see your exact price at Progressive. Type of bike. When comparing motorcycles in the same class, the model with the bigger engine will usually. Risk‐increasing factors a driver must be aware of focuses on what may affect the risk of crash and injury that is always present during driving. Self‐evaluation focuses on the ability of the individual driver to evaluate his/her knowledge and skills accurately. The main principle here is self‐evaluation with regard to driving and traveling.


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Factors affecting the accident liability of motorcyclists by Marie C. Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

Experience, engine size I and tests taken affect accident liability. A further aim was to compare data with those obtained from a similar investigation carried out by SCPR inbefore the introduction.

a study of the accident liability of motorcyclists. The principal aim of the study was to discover to what extent exposure, age, sex, riding experience, engine capacity and tests taken affect accident liability.

There are a number of reasons why national statistics were not suitable for this purpose. Get this from a library. Factors affecting the accident liability of motorcyclists: a multivariate analysis of survey data. [Marie C Taylor; C R Lockwood; Transport and Road Research Laboratory.].

A national questionnaire survey of motorcyclists has been carried out in order to assess the effects on motorcyclists' accident liability of individual characteristics such as age, sex, experience, 'exposure' (distances travelled and types of road travelled on), tests passed, and motorcycle engine size.

The main purpose of riding the bike, the rider's sex, and the amount of car driving done were also found to influence accident liability. The report summarises the data obtained from the survey and describes the analysis technique and procedures. But, there are several factors that could affect the value of motorcycle accident claims.

The Severity of the Victim’s Injuries Victims that sustain severe injuries in a motorcycle accident will typically be able to recover more compensation than victims who only sustained minor injuries. Most motorcyclists are responsible motorists who have obtained a special license to be able to ride but there are some who will abuse the speed and power of the bike.

How Is Liability Determined. In most accidents, liability is determined by figuring out who behaved negligently or in a careless manner that led to someone else getting injured.

Everyone on the road is expected to act reasonably carefully. No injury, minor injury, severe injury and fatal injury are used as four categories of motorcyclist injury severity levels to calibrate the model.

Mainly the effects of speed limits, crash-specific factors, rider attributes, roadway characteristics, weather and socio-demographics factors are considered for motorcycle-injury severity analysis.

If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, and the other party is a motorist, expect a spirited fight from them to limit your damages. Below are some of the factors the motorist may use to try and hold you at least partially liable for the crash.

Learn more about what factors affecting liability in bicycling accidents. Things you should do after a cycling accident. Get medical attention and even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, let your doctor decide that. Sometimes, the onset of symptoms is delayed. Speed is a common denominator in many auto accidents in general and speeding motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident and sustaining serious injuries.

The motorcyclist acts recklessly. Motorcycles are extremely dangerous due to the limited protection operators and their riders have in the event of an accident.

Factors such as inexperience, lack of skill, and risk-taking behaviors have been associated with the collisions of young drivers. In contrast, visual, cognitive, and mobility impairment have been associated with the collisions of older drivers.

A study of motorcyclists hospitalized at a major trauma center determined that 63% of their care was paid for by public funds, with Medicaid accounting for over half of all charges KEY FACTORS T wo key factors influence the public’s financial burden from motorcycle crashes: helmet use and hospital and rehabilitation costs.

Liability in most motorcycle accidents is governed by the law of "negligence." A person is negligent when he or she behaves in a thoughtless or careless manner and causes injury to another person.

A driver must use care to avoid injuring other motorists, passengers, or pedestrians -- basically, anyone that he or she encounters on the road. THE ACCIDENT LIABILITY OF MOTORCYCLISTS AND CAR DRIVERS. data has been collected from a random sample of motorcycles and their riders and a structured sample of drivers using postal questionnaires, to determine the relationship between the accident liability of these riders/drivers and variables such as age, driving experience, sex, socio-economic group (seg) and annual mileage.

In this article, we'll look at common factors that will affect the value of any claim you decide to make. Taking Liability and Damages Into Account.

To value a motorcycle accident case, you have to consider two things: liability and damages. Liability means who was at fault for the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents and Liability When determining liability, the most important concept is often the concept of the law of negligence as applied to the accident.

The person that acted in a careless or thoughtless manner which led to injuries is considered the negligent party. If you are in a motorcycle accident what factors are usually considered when deciding what compensation you should receive.

Here are a few: Jury Prejudice ; Yes, juror prejudice is real. If all factors are the same, a motorcyclist in an accident will usually get less compensation than the driver of a car. The characteristics of the defendant, or the person causing the injury, can also affect the value of a rear-end accident settlement (even though juries are typically instructed not to take these things into consideration).

Common characteristics that can affect a settlement include the defendant’s wealth, likeability, and age. Factors more likely to be cited for younger motorcyclists were exceeding the speed limit and careless, reckless or aggressive driving. Those more likely to be cited for older riders included inattention and alcohol involvement.

For instance, most states require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Failure to do so is an act of negligence, which may affect liability in an accident.

Thus, fault in an accident may be established merely by citing a statute that has been violated. Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries because they often occur at high speeds, and the other vehicle involved is usually a much heavier car or truck.

In fact, motorcycle accidents have one of the highest serious-injury rates of all kinds of traffic and motor-vehicle accidents.the unique nature of motorcycle-related events and factors affecting these types of occurrences which are not so pertinent to other type of transportation research (such as the inherent instability of the vehicle), special consideration of variables and extended, detailed conversation was necessary.

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