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Design For Motorcycle Safety

Design For Motorcycle Safety

By looking more closely at motorcycle safety where we typically think engineered solutions create the most logical results, you discover that the industry is really based on arbitrary standards that were put into effect many years ago because of one method that worked well at the time. Unfortunately, solutions like these can become doctrine and lock us into designing within a system until a point is reached where that system can no longer be sustained. By maintaining that construct we are forcing ourselves to come up with novel solutions to a problem that we cannot accurately see. A lot of time is wasted trying to dig ourselves out of these holes only to force a new solution because it worked for this one situation. By taking a step back and really evaluating a system or system of products the bigger picture begins to reveal itself. This method of thinking is performed by designers every day, but do the constructs of society currently set in place allow designers and engineers the freedom to pull back far enough to design for the best solution?
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Design of Motorcycle Safety Helmet for Children in Malaysia

Design of Motorcycle Safety Helmet for Children in Malaysia

Vlll I certify that an Examination Committee met on 23th July 2001 to conduct the final examination of Ong Wei Yang on his Master of Science thesis entitled "Design of Motorcycle Safety Helmet for Children in Malaysia" in accordance with Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (Higher Degree) Act 1 980 and Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (lli g her Degree) Regulations 1981. The Committee recommends that the candidate be av'\u'tded the relevant degree. Members of the Examination Committee are as follows:

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NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy

NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy

Motorcycle riding can be diff erent from other modes of transport in terms of patterns of travel, environmental infl uences and the greater physical and cognitive demands. Motorcycles can also be divided into a number of diff erent types or categories, such as standard, touring, sport, on/off , cruiser, moped and scooter. The design of motorcycles and scooters means that they have unique characteristics when compared with other vehicles and are extremely sensitive to road and maintenance design features and impacts with objects. These elements along with the lack of
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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ACTION PLAN

NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ACTION PLAN

4.3.5 The Motorcycle Safety Action Plan will promote the use of Personal Protective Equipment including helmets for motorcyclists 4.3.6 Based on a study of injuries sustained by motorcyclists in the Strathclyde region of Scotland 25 , the Transport Research Laboratory estimated that improvements in helmet design could reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Great Britain by 20%. The UK has led a European research project to improve the minimum standards of helmets and visors. Further studies support this, and indicate that head injuries would have been much more frequent if helmets had not been worn 26 .
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Michigan Motorcycle Safety Action Plan

Michigan Motorcycle Safety Action Plan

The Michigan Motorcycle Rider and Education Action Plan was created by using the above documents and resources as a base foundation. Action Plan Development A Strategic Highway Safety Plan should define a system, organization, and process for managing the attributes of the road, the rider, and the vehicle to achieve the highest level of highway safety by integrating the work of disciplines and agencies involved. These disciplines include the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the roadway infrastructure (engineering); injury prevention and control (emergency response services), health education; and those disciplines involved in modifying road user behaviors (education and enforcement).
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Evaluation of State Motorcycle Safety Programs

Evaluation of State Motorcycle Safety Programs

S ECTION 1: I NTRODUCTION Between 1998 and 2007, more than 36,000 motorcyclists perished on the Nation’s roadways in fatal crashes (NHTSA, 2008). In 2007, motorcycle rider fatalities accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities, and had risen 123 percent over the past decade. Given the rise in motorcyclist injuries and fatalities, the role that State motorcycle safety programs play in helping reverse the trends has been elevated. Motorcyclist fatalities result from a variety of factors, including the characteristics and skill level of the riders, the characteristics of other drivers involved in crashes, and weather and road conditions. It falls to State motorcycle safety programs to consider the range of factors related to operating a motorcycle and to design and implement programs that promote safe riding and driving by both motorcyclists and motorists alike.
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Study Of Energy Absorption Of Motorcycle Safety Helmet

Study Of Energy Absorption Of Motorcycle Safety Helmet

Even if they wear them, they usually don’t fasten the chin strap properly because lack of knowledge about the importance of doing so. Other problem is Malaysian who rides motorcycles do not know how to choose a proper motorcycle safety helmets that follow the SIRIM standards. It is important to choose helmets that are specifically design for motorcyclist. Although they are many motorcycle helmets sold in the markets, but not all of them pass the SIRIM standards. So, this study is conducted to analyse the motorcycle safety helmets performance and how this safety helmets works when it is subjected to impact.
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Safety of Children as Motorcycle Passengers

Safety of Children as Motorcycle Passengers

3.3 Children’s Helmets The biomechanics of safety for children has been mainly evaluated using child dummies in the field of car crash safety. However, dummies have limited biofidelity and don’t offer detailed injury mechanism. A project called CHILD (standing for Child Injury LED Design) was started in Europe to increase the knowledge in areas specifically regarding children, and for application in child restraint systems design, testing and regulation. The CHILD project’s objectives were to enable the investigation of injury mechanisms and tolerances for different ages of children and the establishment of injury criteria and corresponding risk curves:
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Safety of children as motorcycle passengers

Safety of children as motorcycle passengers

CHILDREN’S HELMETS Biomechanics The biomechanics of safety for children has been mainly evaluated using child dummies in the field of car crash safety. However, dummies have limited biofidelity and don’t offer detailed injury mechanism. A project called CHILD (standing for Child Injury LED Design) was started in Europe to increase the knowledge in areas specifically regarding children, and for application in child restraint systems design, testing and regulation. The CHILD project’s objectives were to enable the investigation of injury mechanisms and tolerances for different ages of children and the establishment of injury criteria and corresponding risk curves:
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Motorcycle application definition design

Motorcycle application definition design

2.4 Safety and convenience environment This hardware platform is targeted to provide a single on-board data access and data management point for ITS applications. The ITS On-Board Computer is based on Linux Computer, ARM processor, mobile flash memory, two CAN ports I/O for sensors and external connections and communication links over Bluetooth and Ethernet interfaces. ITS CAN Interface reads analogue and digital signals through integrated data ports. It is based on operational amplifiers for analog signals, pulse shapers for digital signals and I/O module between PTW and the On-Board Computer inputs (Figure 6).
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MOTORCYCLE ANTI-THEFT AND SAFETY DEVICE

MOTORCYCLE ANTI-THEFT AND SAFETY DEVICE

counters for the sole purpose gaining some design flexibility and saving some space [4]. Some machine and robots will even rely on a multitude of micro-controller “In system without removing the micro-controller from its place. Today, micro-controllers are an indispensable tool for the robotics hobbyist as well as for the engineer [5]. Starting in this field can be a little difficult, because they usually cannot understand how everything works inside that integrated circuit, so they have to study the system gradually, a small part at a time, until they can figure out the whole image and understand how the system works. [6] Micro-controllers are used in automatically controlled products and devices, such as automobile engine control system, implantable medical devices, promote controls, office machines, appliances, power tools, toys and other embedded systems. By reducing the size and cost compared to a design that uses a separate microprocessor, memory, and input/output devices, micro- controllers make it economical to digitally control even more devices and processes. Mixed signals micro-controllers are common, integrating analog components needed to control non-digital electronic system. Some micro-controllers may use four-bit words and operate at clock rate frequencies as low as 4 KHz, for low power consumption (mill watts or microwatts). They generally have the ability to retain functionality while waiting for an event such as a button press or other interruptions; power consumption while sleeping (CPU clock and most peripherals off) maybe just Nano watts, making many of them well suited for long lasting battery applications. Other micro-controllers may serve performance- critical roles, where they may need to act more like a digital signal processor (DSP), with higher clock speed and power consumption. [7] Arduino/Genuino UNO is the best board to get started with electronics and coding. The Arduino UNO is the most robust and documented board of the whole Arduino family. Moreover, it is a micro-controller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz quartz crystal, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the micro- controller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. [8]
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Australian Motorcycle Council REVIEW OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR IMPROVING QUAD BIKE SAFETY

Australian Motorcycle Council REVIEW OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR IMPROVING QUAD BIKE SAFETY

Ninety percent of the 10 million or so quad bikes are in the USA, where large fleets are operated safely by various government agencies. It is clear that Australia has plenty to learn, but has yet to do so. Parochialism may have intruded to limit thinking, or more likely, lack of any responsible agency has resulted in both off- road motorcycles and quad bikes being regarded as a problem to be disposed of by those agencies with a partial interest. We must be careful to avoid a “knee-jerk” reaction to the sudden awareness of a safety issue. An attempt to introduce inappropriate strategies may be counterproductive and miss the point. New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has released some statistics on quad bike incidents in support of its release of three new agricultural safety publications. Research from the Otago University is quoted: “Three farmers or agricultural workers died and nearly 300 were injured in quad bike accidents on farms last year, according to ACC claims figures”. The research from Otago University forecasts that in any given year farm workers will lose control of quad bikes on approximately 12,645 occasions, resulting in about 1400 injuries. Not all of these will be registered as workplace injury claims with ACC.” If these statistics for overall quad bike incidents are expressed in the OHS Safety Pyramid developed by H. W. Heinrich 14
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Guidelines. Motorcycle and Bicycle Work Zone Safety

Guidelines. Motorcycle and Bicycle Work Zone Safety

• As noted in the MUTCD, it is difficult to get motorists to slow appreciably in work zones without law enforcement present. Minimizing changes in work zone design speeds will help reduce motorcycle risk in temporary median crossovers. • The December 2009 Edition of the MUTCD includes a Motorcycle Plaque that may be mounted below a warning sign indicating loose gravel, grooved pavement, metal bridge deck or steel plate(s) ahead. This plaque is only to be used with these signs if the primary audience for the information is motorcycle traffic.

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Design And Fabrication Of A Tropical Motorcycle Helmet

Design And Fabrication Of A Tropical Motorcycle Helmet

Megat Ahmad Hamdan, and Dr. S. V. Wong towards the completion of the study. Special thanks to Prof. Ir. Dr. Radin Vmar, as a director of the Road Safety Research Center (UPM) of uti lizing the facilities of the center for this research work. His respectful dealing and kind management will be a good memory from Malaysia which I will never forget and I wish that the cooperation will be extended in the future.

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Design and Analysis of Frame for Electric Motorcycle

Design and Analysis of Frame for Electric Motorcycle

Mechanical Design Engineer, Parshwanath Robotics, Pune, Maharashtra, India 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India 4 ABSTRACT :A motorcycle frame is a non-standard structural component of a motorcycle linking various components of the vehicle systems and providing the vehicle rigidity and strength while running on various road conditions. This study is aimed at designing the frame of a two-wheeler, two-seater motorcycle for an electric mobility purpose, while considering strength, safety and optimum performance of the vehicle. The said study has been carried out with a two- step approach. The first step includes modelling of the frame as per structural and ergonomic considerations, the design constraints governed by the front and rear suspension, steering and transmission systems and assemblies as well as the determination of loads acting on the frame. The second step is the stress analysis using finite element analysis software and design modifications for weight reduction without affecting structural strength.
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Motorcycle safety in Malaysia

Motorcycle safety in Malaysia

Chapter 5 Result of Helmet Wearing Investigation In Malaysia, head injury is the main cause of death among motorcycle riders involved in road accidents. According to the Transport Ministry of Malaysia (New Straits Times, 2004), the death of more than 3,500 motorcyclists on the road every year was mainly due to the failure of many riders to wear a helmet. This shows that helmet wearing is one of the major issues in Malaysia even though helmet wearing law has been in place since the 1970s. It is very common to find motorcycle riders without a helmet in rural areas as well as in suburban areas of Malaysia. To find out the compliance level of helmet wearing among suburban population of Malaysia, an investigation was conducted at a residential estate called Taman Seri Sentosa, which is located in Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia. A map of the residential estate is shown in Appendix B. The residential estate is about 25 minutes’ drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. It consists of residential housing units such as low cost apartments, condominiums and terrace houses, and commercial buildings such as shop lots. It also has a fire station, a school and a police station. The people in this area use cars, motorcycles and van or lorry as their means of transport.
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY HANDBOOK

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY HANDBOOK

Motorcyclists as a rule ride for many reasons. It could be financial; it could be for fun, or an expression of personal freedom. Most riders agree that Personal freedom is the biggest reason. But just like any other Freedoms, especially in this case, freedom isn’t free. Riding a motorcycle comes at a cost. The cost is responsibility; Responsibility to ride in a legal mature manner and as soldiers to ride within the Military Rules, and regulations. AR 385-55, and AR 190-5 give soldiers and their leaders the basic guidelines on riding safely. DOD regulation 6055.4 gives civilian employers guidance for their employees. Local post policy letters add to the regulation or make clarifications to the regulation for their areas. These regulations are made to keep us safe- and just like any other regulation, if they are not followed, the motorcyclist can be injured, or killed. This leaders book is designed to help leaders and riders better understand the rules, and regulations for motorcycles. It also contains a motorcycle checklist for leaders, so they can inspect motorcycles quarterly. This information should be in a motorcyclists’ counseling packet. Soldiers and Leaders have a Responsibility; to become educated, by supporting our senior leaders, by demanding that our soldiers and fellow riders set the standards of conduct while on a motorcycle and by accepting nothing less from our riders and Leaders. Remember- If a soldier purchases a motorcycle- they have 10 days to enroll into an approved MSF class. III Corps Safety has a contract with an approved
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Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Programs

Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Programs

• understand the reliability of registrations and licences as measures of exposure • reliably measure the risks facing motorcycle riders compared to other road users • understand how effective strategies have been in mitigating these risks. We recognise that VicRoads has completed research that provides greater, but still partial, insight into exposure measured in kilometres travelled. VicRoads and the TAC are amongst several agencies funding a three-year research program which will improve the understanding of motorcycle travel behaviour, road safety and sustainability. The research will provide insight into decision-making processes underlying the mobility and travel decisions of motorcyclists. The project is still at the formative stage and is likely to estimate annual kilometres travelled by motorcyclists in Melbourne.
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Motorcycle Safety Research in Belgium

Motorcycle Safety Research in Belgium

1. Descriptive statistical analyses 2. Analysis of the risk of serious and fatal injuries (@Risk) 3. MOTAC – Motorcycle Accident Causation 4. MOPED – crash causation of accidents with mopeds 5. Effect of traffic filtering on crashes with motorcycles 6. Seasonal and weather effects as predictor for crashes 7. Speeding by motorcyclists

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Motorcycle safety: a scoping study

Motorcycle safety: a scoping study

satisfy sensation-seeking motives which may lead to behaviours such as high acceleration, fast cornering and overtaking. There is a wide spectrum of motorcycle type and performance, and several categories of motorcycle use that may be associated with different types of accident and levels of risk. This, together with interactions with variables like rider age, sex, motivation, and level of exposure, implies that the ‘motorcycle safety problem’ is probably much more heterogeneous than the car safety problem, and that subsets of the problem may have to be addressed separately. One example here is that of despatch riders. An unpublished TRL research study focused on the accident liability of a particular subgroup, that of despatch riders. Again based on a self-reported accident survey, this research showed that once the effects of annual mileage, age, riding experience and training have been controlled for, despatch riders appear to have between about 3 and 6.5 times as many accidents as other motorcyclists, and between about 3 and 10 times as many injury accidents. A recommendation for follow-up work to gather information from despatch riders about a range of factors not explored in the postal questionnaire is included in Section 2.4.
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