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Road Safety Audit

8.3 Collision Characteristics

Chapter 1 demonstrates that the road safety problem for motorcyclists differs sharply according to their environment.  The typical urban motorcycle collision involves another vehicle, usually at a junction, and often when the motorcyclist has priority.  The rural situation could not be more different. Often no other vehicle is involved and the location is away from a junction, typically on a bend. Contributory factors that increase the likelihood of such collisions are equally diverse.  This chapter will deal with these diverse factors of critical interest to the safety auditor.