Validation of the principles of injury risk zones for motorcycle protective clothing

de Rome, Liz, Meredith, Lauren, Ivers, Rebecca and Brown, Julie 2014, Validation of the principles of injury risk zones for motorcycle protective clothing, Journal of safety research, vol. 50, pp. 83-87, doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2014.04.003.

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Title Validation of the principles of injury risk zones for motorcycle protective clothing
Author(s) de Rome, LizORCID iD for de Rome, Liz
Meredith, Lauren
Ivers, Rebecca
Brown, Julie
Journal name Journal of safety research
Volume number 50
Start page 83
End page 87
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-09
ISSN 0022-4375
Keyword(s) Injury
Protective clothing
Accidents, Traffic
Australian Capital Territory
Cross-Sectional Studies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Wounds and Injuries
Young Adult
Summary INTRODUCTION: The distributions of motorcycle crash impacts and injuries were compared to the four impact risk zones and protective performance specified in the European Standard for motorcycle clothing (EN 13595). METHODS: Crashed motorcyclists' (n=117) injuries and clothing damage were categorized by body area into the four risk zones. Three levels of protection were defined: protective clothing with impact protection, protective clothing only and non-protective clothing. RESULTS: The distribution of impact/injury sites corresponded to the predictions of EN 13595, with the proportion of all injuries decreasing from 43.9% in Zone 1, to 18.0%, 16.7%, and 11.5% in Zones 2 to 4, respectively. Protective clothing modified the distribution of injuries with substantially more injuries (OR=2.69, 95% CL: 20.1-3.59) at unprotected impact sites. PRACTICAL APPLICATION: These findings support an appropriate framework for determining performance specifications for the manufacture of motorcycle clothing that will effectively reduce the risk of injury in crashes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jsr.2014.04.003
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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