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Linking the silos: planning for motorcycle safety

de Rome, Elizabeth 2006, Linking the silos: planning for motorcycle safety, in IMSC 2006 : The Human Element: Proceedings of the International Motorcycle Safety Conference, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Irvine, Calif., pp. 1-12.


Title Linking the silos: planning for motorcycle safety
Author(s) de Rome, ElizabethORCID iD for de Rome, Elizabeth orcid.org/0000-0002-7955-6022
Conference name Motorcycle Safety. International Conference (2006 : Long Beach, California)
Conference location Long Beach, California
Conference dates 28-30 Mar. 2006
Title of proceedings IMSC 2006 : The Human Element: Proceedings of the International Motorcycle Safety Conference
Publication date 2006
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Place of publication Irvine, Calif.
Summary Eleven motorcycle safety plans from Europe, Australia and USA were reviewed to develop amodel of best practice. The review compared the development process and contents of eachplan.It is apparent that there are difference in the pattern of priorities and countermeasures betweenplans that have been developed by rider associations and those by road authorities. Theformer tended to focus on motorcycling as a form of transport with associated safety issues;the latter were more likely to focus on crash incidence and injury reduction strategies. Thedegree of convergence between these perspectives appears to depend on the degree ofconsultation between riders and road authorities.Our hypothesis is that road safety practitioners, who deal in mass crash data and comparativerisk profiles, may be more likely to view motorcycling as a high risk form of transport to becontained or discouraged. Where as motorcyclists, having made the choice to ride, are morelikely to think in terms of identifying and managing risks. It is this cultural difference thatmust be bridged if road safety professionals and the motorcycling community are to be able towork together effectively.A model for the development of motorcycle safety plans has been devised from this analysis.The model provides a process within which both government agencies and communityorganizations can work towards shared goals. It does not require consensus as eachorganization is able to work towards those shared goals from its own frame of reference. Itdoes required agreement on issues and priorities but then allows a flexible approach to actionbased on a clear understanding of the ends to be achieved.
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©[2006, The Conference]
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091277

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