Current and future developments in motorcycle safety

27 October 2017
9.00 am to 12.30 pm
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Motorcyclists represent an increasing proportion of road users killed (17%) and seriously injured (23%) in Australian road crashes. Technological developments have reduced the risk and severity of car crashes but there have been few corresponding improvements to the safety of motorcyclists. In addition, the rapid expansion of motorcycle fleets worldwide, particularly in low and middle income countries, has led motorcycle safety to becoming a global injury risk priority.

Event details

The aim of this seminar is to raise questions and identify topics for research and development for the advancement of motorcycle safety.

Each speaker will focus on questions requiring further research.

Welcome: Professor Xungai Wang, Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

Chair: Dr Liz de Rome, Senior Research Fellow – Motorcycle Safety, Deakin University

  1. Shaun Lennard, Australian Motorcycle Council: – Unanswered questions – the riders’ perspectives
  2. Dr Trevor Allen, MUARC: - Factors associated with human error in motorcycle crashes
  3. David Milling, ARRB: - Infrastructure improvements to reduce motorcycle crash risk
  4. Professor Richard Page, Deakin: – Prevalence and type of injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes
  5. James V. Ouellet, Motorcycle Accident Analysis (USA): – Motorcycle crash investigation and injury mechanics.

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Key information

Date and time

Friday 27 October to
9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Location

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Deakin University
Room NA1.416/1.417,
Building NA,
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Contact details

Liz de Rome
+61 413 732 293
liz.derome@deakin.edu.au