Motorcycle protective clothing

de Rome, Liz, Stanford, G and Wood, B 2003, Motorcycle protective clothing, in ARSRPE 2003 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Australasian College of Road Safety, Mawson, A.C.T., pp. 1-9.

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Title Motorcycle protective clothing
Author(s) de Rome, LizORCID iD for de Rome, Liz
Stanford, G
Wood, B
Conference name Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education. Conference (2003 : Sydney, New South Wales)
Conference location Sydney, New South Wales
Conference dates 24-26 Sep. 2003
Title of proceedings ARSRPE 2003 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
Publication date 2003
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Australasian College of Road Safety
Place of publication Mawson, A.C.T.
Summary This paper describes a comprehensive review of research into the safety value of motorcycleprotective clothing. The project is funded by the MAA to provide guidance for motorcyclistson the benefits of different features when purchasing protective clothing.Protective clothing is available with a variety of features, however apart from advertisingmaterial, there is little information about the relative benefits of such features to guidepurchasers. While protective clothing is unlikely to prevent serious injury in high impactcrashes, it can reduce gravel rash, friction and exhaust pipe burns, stripping of skin andmuscles, torn or severed ligaments, some broken bones and the infection of wounds.Clothing designed specifically for motorcyclists can contribute to personal comfort and assistin reducing fatigue and dehydration.Australian manufacturers and importers are not subject to any mandatory standards inrelation to protective clothing apart from helmets. Local purchasers have no information andno guarantees as to whether such products in fact provide the claimed protection. Inaddition, Australian motorcyclists are also disadvantaged by the lack of information about therelative benefits of different features of clothing. Different fabrics and designs are widelypromoted for their protective value, but information about the testing of such claims is difficultto obtain.
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
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