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Brief motorcycling introduction

Better infrastructure for motorcyclistsRoadsidebarriercampaignMaurice AndersonBVDM GermanyMember of the FEMA Board of Directors


Brief motorcycling introduction

Brief Motorcycling Introduction

Differentkinds of

  • Motorcyclists

  • Motorcycles

  • Motorcycling


Motorcycle safety and infrastructure

Motorcyclists are not fully considered during conception and maintenance of infrastructure

Motorcyclesafety and infrastructure

 Roadway is the most common collision partner


Motorcycle accident in depth studies confirm

Motorcycle accident in-depthstudiesconfirm

From all cases :

  • 30% road surface defects

  • 8% environment as primary contributing factor

  • 15% environment as secondary factor

  • 6% hazardous traffic situation

  • 10% inappropriate maintenance, design, road furniture or signs

  • 6% design defects

The role of infrastructure :


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe: in Spain


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents1

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in Norway


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents2

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in The Netherlands


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents3

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in the UK


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents4

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in Austria


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents5

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in Switzerland


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents6

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in France


The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents7

The role of infrastructure in motorcycle accidents

Some illustrations accross Europe:

in Belgium


Eu and infrastructure

EU and Infrastructure

  • “Infrastructure in particular, must be thought and developed considering the needs of all road users including the more vulnerable ones, namely motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.” (EP 2005/2007 report on road safety)

  • Parliament urges the Commission "to design their roads in such a way that they do not represent any hazards to motorised two-wheeled vehicles"(TRAN own initiative report on road safety 2011 – 2012)


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EU and Infrastructure

BUT

  • Standardshardlytakeintoaccount the needs of PTW users;

  • Motorcyclists’ associations oftenencounterdifficulties in convincing road authoritiesto adaptroads;

  • Whentheyexist, MC-specific infrastructure guidelines are hardlyconsidered by road engineers


Brief motorcycling introduction

The example of

Roadside Barriers

  • RRS impact contributes to 8-16% of lethal motorcycle accidents (EuroRAP 2008)

  • Compared with car occupants riders are 15 times more likely to be killed due to RRS impact (EuroRAP 2008)

  • In Germany 14% of all motorcycle accidents involved a RRS out of which 29% were fatal (Follmann 2008)

  • In the US motorcyclists are 80 times more likely to be killed in a guardrail accident than car occupants (Virginia Tech 2011)

  • In the US almost 10% of all single motorcycle fatalities in 2007 resulted from guardrail impacts (Ouellet 2009)

  • Between January and October 2007 in Spain 18% of fatal motorcycle accidents resulted from collisions with RRS (CIDAUT 2009)

 Motorcycle accident studiesand Researchconfirm the problem


The problem from a users perspective

The problem from a users perspective

European standard Road Restraint Systems (RRS) are tested according to an EU standard (EN 1317) only taking into account cars, trucks and buses.

For vulnerable road users the impact with a standard RRS significantly increases the risk of fatal or sever injuries; even at low speeds.


Political will

Political Will

After years of campaigns yet no CEN Standard but Technical Specification TS 1317-8

TC226

WG1

TG1

Motorcyclist Protection sub-group

  • Today, FEMA’s aims:

  • Standard EN 1317-8

  • Increased awareness

  • Safe guardrail Implementation

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Guardrail guidelines

Guardrail Guidelines

  • presentation of available technical standards

  • statistical data and in-depth research

  • accident profiles configurations

  • presentation of best practices and success stories in Europe

Handbook for road authorities and infrastructure operators to upgrade existing road restraint systems

pdf download: www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


Www mc roadsidebarriers eu

www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu

  • Objective:

  • aims at serving road authorities as database for existing motorcyclists protection systems

  • manufacturers are called to enter their MPS

  • road authorities can compare existing products available on the market and use sophisticated search functions

Visit www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


Brief motorcycling introduction

www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


Www mc roadsidebarriers eu1

www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


Www mc roadsidebarriers eu2

www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


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www.mc-roadsidebarriers.eu


Basic principles infrastructure

Basic principles: infrastructure

  • Basic motorcycle needs:

    • good grip whatever the weather conditions;

    • clear signage that riders can see and understand;

    • good mutual visibility;

    • minimum risk of impact against obstacles

  • Revised standards

  • Better training of road engineers


Brief motorcycling introduction

Guardrails & Motorcyclists

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