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Trail bike road trauma: intelligence-led approach to reducing community harm

Brodie L, , Hilton, D


ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Trail bike riding results in a high number of injuries each year. There are limited initiatives to address this unique road safety issue. Intelligence was sought to understand the nature and extent of the problem. Rider injuries during 2013/14 were identified in police collision data. Collision reports were reviewed and geospatial analysis undertaken. Over 600 injuries were identified, accounting for one-quarter of all police-reported motorcyclist injuries. Intelligence findings informed a 12 month police enforcement operation and facilitated inter-agency partnership, resulting in a local pilot program to investigate environmental solutions at a high risk location, and development of tailored educational material.