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Traffic safety among motorcyclists

Authors: Torkel Bjørnskau, Tor-Olav Nævestad, Muhammad Juned Akhtar
Report nr: 1075/2010
ISBN: 978-82-480-1087-6
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-1086-9
Language: Norwegian
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Riders of so called Racing bikes (R-bikes) and riders younger than 19 years, especially youths riding light motorcycles (less than 125ccm), represent subgroups with particularly high accident risks in the Norwegian population of motorcyclists. It seems fairly evident that high speed is the most important risk factor related to motorcycling, at least when it comes to the most serious accidents. As a consequence, we conclude that measures directed to enforcing speed limits have the greatest potential. Increasing the frequency of police controls is an obvious measure, as the current ATC-system fails to control motorcyclists. Other relevant measures include stricter regulations of the right to ride light motorcycles and economic incentives related to the ownership and use of certain motorcycles.


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