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Do motorcyclists have greater exposure to situations in which another driver fails to give way?

Allen, T, Newstead, S, Symmons, M, Lenne, M, McClure, R, Hillard, P, Day, L

Motorcyclists

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: This study investigated the possible increased exposure of motorcyclists to situations in which another driver is more likely to fail to give way. Leading and trailing time gaps for passing motorcycles compared to those for other vehicles were measured at 178 urban and rural sites in Victoria, and categorised into 4 distinct time periods. Motorcyclists significantly more frequently had larger time gaps around them compared to other vehicles. This in turn may mean that motorcyclists are more exposed to scenarios where another driver fails to give way to them as the approaching vehicle