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A product safety assurance system for motorcycle protective clothing

de Rome, Elizabeth and Stanford, G 2005, A product safety assurance system for motorcycle protective clothing, in ARSRPE 2005 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research Policing Education Conference, Ministry of Transport, Wellington, N.Z., pp. 1-10.

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Title A product safety assurance system for motorcycle protective clothing
Author(s) de Rome, ElizabethORCID iD for de Rome, Elizabeth orcid.org/0000-0002-7955-6022
Stanford, G
Conference name Australasian Road Safety Research Policing Education. Conference (2005 : Wellington, New Zealand)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 2005/11/14 - 2005/11/16
Title of proceedings ARSRPE 2005 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research Policing Education Conference
Publication date 2005
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Ministry of Transport
Place of publication Wellington, N.Z.
Summary The only safety standards for motorcycle protective clothing, anywhere in the world, have been introduced into Europe. These standards have proved avaluable source of information for Australian and New Zealand riders about thefeatures of effective protective clothing. While no clothing can prevent serious highimpact injuries, there is evidence that over half of all motorcycle injuries could havebeen reduced or prevented by the use of effective protective clothing.As European products comprise some 30% of motorcycle gear sold locally, thiscreated an opportunity to encourage the local motorcycle industry to develop aproduct safety assurance system in order to remain competitive. The objective was toencourage riders to be able to distinguish between products that will provide someinjury protection and those which are just fashion.A seminar was held to gain the support of key stakeholders including the importers,distributors and retailers of motorcycle clothing; riders and consumer protection androad safety agencies. The outcome was general consensus to establish performancestandards and a regulatory system for protective clothing that would work in the bestinterests of riders and the industry. The mechanism by which this will be achieved isthe subject of ongoing work.
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 ©[2005, The Conference]
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091281

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