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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-18-062    Date:  September 2018
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-18-062
Date: September 2018

 

Identifying Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle-Crash Countermeasures: Phase I Final Workshop Finding Report

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FOREWORD

To date, efforts to address motorcycle crashes have largely focused on driver-behavior issues. Infrastructure-based motorcycle-crash countermeasures can significantly improve motorcycle-rider safety; however, identifying effective countermeasures can be challenging. Research is needed to identify infrastructure-based countermeasures that could be used to reduce the frequency and consequences of injurious and fatal motorcycle crashes.

To respond to this need, the Federal Highway Administration sponsored a project to identify three to five infrastructure-based motorcycle-crash countermeasures to consider for future research. A workshop, Identifying Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle-Crash Countermeasures, was conducted to develop a list of prioritized infrastructure-based motorcycle-crash countermeasures. This report presents the workshop overview and results. This report will be of interest to engineers, academics, researchers, industry partners, and riders involved in the design, construction, installation, and testing of infrastructure-based countermeasures to address motorcycle crashes.

James S. Pol, P.E., PMP
Acting Director, Office of Safety Research and Development

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-18-062

2. Government Accession No.

 

3 Recipient's Catalog No.

 

4. Title and Subtitle

Identifying Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle-Crash Countermeasures: Phase I Final Workshop Finding Report

5. Report Date

September 2018

6. Performing Organization Code

 

7. Author(s)

A. Trueblood (ORCID: 0000-0002-1404-347X), M. Manser (ORCID: 0000-0003-4510-0569), E. Shipp (ORCID: 0000-0002-4034-8031), and C. Havemann (ORCID: 0000-0001-8029-1159)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

 

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
2929 Research Parkway
College Station, TX 77843

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

 

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH6116D00039

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety Research and Development
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report; August 2018

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

HRDS-20

15. Supplementary Notes

This study was part of the project Identifying Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle-Crash Countermeasures: Phase I, which was performed with the cooperation and participation of Yusuf Mohamedshah (HRDS-20; ORCID 0000-0003-0105-5559) of the Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety Research and Development.

16. Abstract

In 2017, the Federal Highway Administration sponsored a project to identify three to five infrastructure-based motorcycle-crash countermeasures to consider for future research. To develop a list of prioritized infrastructure-based motorcycle-crash countermeasures, a workshop titled Identifying Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle-Crash Countermeasures was conducted on February 13, 2018, in Arlington, VA. The workshop opened with an introduction that provided participants with results from the prior tasks of the project, including an analysis of the data from the Motorcycle Crash Causation Study and a literature review.Participants discussed countermeasures from the prior tasks as well as the addition of other countermeasures. At the end of the workshop, a number of participants voted for their preferred countermeasures to develop a list of prioritized countermeasures. This report presents the workshop overview and results.

17. Key Words

Motorcycle safety, motorcyclist fatalities, infrastructure-based countermeasure

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
http://www.ntis.gov

19. Security Classification
(of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification
(of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

23

22. Price

N/A

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