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Protective clothing and impact protection for motorcyclists

conference contribution
posted on 2016-09-12, 00:00 authored by B Albanese, L Meredith, T Whyte, T Gibson, Liz de Rome, M Fitzharris, M Baldock, J Brown
Impact protectors are worn by motorcyclists to reduce the risk and severity of injuries in crashes, but previous research reports no benefit in terms of preventing fractures. This study examined the performance of impact protectors worn in serious injury crashes and their energy attenuation performance when tested under the European Standard (EN1621-1). Eighty-three percent of impact protectors tested met Standard requirements. While only 4 impact injuries (defined as fractures, dislocations, avulsions) occurred in protected regions, no association between energy attenuation and these injuries was found. Characteristics other than energy attenuation may be important for protection, but further research is needed.

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Event

Australasian Road Safety. Conference (2016 : Canberra, Australia)

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1 - 3

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Australasian College of Road Safety

Location

Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia

Start date

2016-09-05

End date

2016-09-08

Language

eng

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E3.1 Extract of paper

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[2016, The Conference]

Title of proceedings

ARS 2016 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Conference

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