Less drinking and driving among motorcyclists

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Drinking and driving is less common among motorcyclists than for car drivers, according to a report from the Institute of Transport Economics (TOI).

The report “Motorcycle Safety”, compiled by researcher Alena Tall, the Department of Safety and Environment in TOI, shows that 12 percent of motorcycle drivers who died in accidents between 2005 and 2014 had alcohol in their blood.

Corresponding figures for the drivers killed were 19 percent.

The most important contributory cause among motorcycle riders deaths is high speed. This applies to 44 percent of cases.

Displacement or effect has no connection with the accident, the report said.

Use of helmets have been shown to reduce the number of fatal head injuries by about 60 percent, both on motorcycles and quad bikes.

ABS-brakes have been shown to reduce injury accidents by 30 percent.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

 

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