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The Feasibility of Gaining the other Road User Perspective in Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes

Allen, T, Day, L, Rayner, G., Symmons, M


ARSC conference 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of obtaining the other road user perspective in motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle. Cases were 158 multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes on public roads within Victoria, Australia. Traffic incident report numbers of recruited cases were provided to Victoria Police, who then contacted other road users by mail on behalf of the researchers, with an invitation to complete a questionnaire. Of 102 other road users invited, 13% participated. This highlights the challenges of understanding human error related factors using real-world crash data, and the need for alternative strategies to understand these crash types.