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OLD CRASH PAPERS DO NOTHING FOR ROAD MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER RIDERS’ SAFETY

Road safety research and information in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland effects road safety throughout Australia. 

Papers by Grzebieta and Rechnitzer are approaching 25 years old. There has been massive change in Australian roads, traffic mix/flow and, to some extent, weather. In the last two and a half decades at least four Victorian Parliamentary Inquiries have documented the lack of reliable crash/traffic data available to define road safety problems and to develop reliable countermeasures. Read the more recent papers by MRAA Executive Steve Bardsley MBA.

Sweden’s Vision Zero never had credibility with the Australian public. It is a marketing slogan for tax-payer funded researchers and bureaucrats. 

“The designers of the system are ultimately responsible for the design, operation and use of the road transport system and thereby responsible for the level of safety within the entire system. … Life and health can never be exchanged for other benefits within the society. … Whenever someone is killed or seriously injured, necessary steps must be taken to avoid similar events.” 

Obviously, tragically, Australian road authorities mostly exclude motorcycle & scooter riders when considering steps to avoid people being killed or seriously injured in the road transport system.

Damien Codognotto OAM
Spokesperson
Motorcycle Riders Association Australia

Papers posted on academia.edu
Crashworthy systems – a paradigm shift in road design (part II) – Raphael Grzebieta
Motorcycle and Safety Barrier Crash-Testing: Feasibility Study – Claes Tingvall
Crashworthy systems- a paradigm shift in road safety design – George Rechnitzer, Raphael Grzebieta
Drinking, Riding and Prevention: A Focus Group Study – Les R Becker
A MOTORCYCLE ROAD SAFETY REPORT ANTI-MOTORCYCLE BIAS IN VICTORIA TWO DECADES OF ANTI-MOTORCYCLE BIAS HAS FAILED MOTORCYCLE RIDER SAFETY – Steve Bardsley
CREATING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES & PERCEPTIONS OF MOTORCYCLISTS – Steve Bardsley
THE BLAME GAME CONTINUES – Steve Bardsley
THE BLAME GAME CONTINUES (Motorcycle Riders as Victims) – Steve Bardsley
European road users’ risk perception and mobility – Anja Podlesek
HIGHWAY MEDIAN IMPACTS ON WILDLIFE MOVEMENT AND MORTALITY State of the Practice Survey and Gap Analysis – Anthony P. Clevenger