En studie av mc-krasj skal settes i gang

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Det skal settes i gang en studie av motorsykkel krasj i Oklahoma State University som blir ”sponset” av regjeringen og som også kommer til å få donasjoner fra AMA, et statlig sikkerhets program.

Av: Mona Forsnes

Tre år etter at Kongressen hadde innstilt dette, skal det nå settes i gang en studie om hvordan mennesker kan få et fyldigere bilde om hvordan motorsykler kan passe bedre inn i trafikkbildet, bedre forståelse av hva som forårsaker ulykker og å få innsikt i de beste strategiene i hvordan man kan forhindre krasjer.

Ed Moreland , American Motorcyclist Association vice president for government relations.sier følgende:

«The announcement that the full study will now begin, is great news. While the study will take years to complete, it promises to offer up information that will allow for the creation of effective countermeasures to make the roads safer for all of us.»

The last major motorcycle crash study, called «Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures,» commonly known as the Hurt Report (named after lead researcher Harry Hurt), was published in 1981. It provided a wealth of data that has been used to develop training and strategies to help keep riders safer on the road. But in the decades since, the traffic environment has changed enormously, prompting the AMA to begin campaigning for a new study several years ago.

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«There is certainly a lot more traffic now than when Harry Hurt and his team did their research. SUVs didn’t exist back then, and motorcycles have advanced light years in technology. On top of that, distracted driving poses a significant safety challenge. We will certainly learn a lot from this

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