In contrast, 59 percent of fatally injured supersport drivers in were younger than A total of 4, motorcyclists died in crashes in Author manuscript; available in PMC Jan 1. Retrieved 26 May Crash injures 2 passengers in Cass Lake. There were no patients within the sample diagnosed with head injury before or after partial repeal of the helmet law based on diagnosis of superficial scalp laceration International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification , code

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With the exception of gender, there were no before—after repeal differences in socio-demographics, alcohol intoxication, or mean speed limits of the trauma sample Table 2.

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Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in Rear view mirrors are increasingly standard factory-fit features on road bikes, with 47 US states requiring them by law.

Lowering the legal blood alcohol level for motorcyclists. There was vit overall greater need for neurosurgical intervention after the repeal. Crash bars also called “safety bars,” or “roll bars” are common equipment on cruiser-type bikes. We identified fatalities within the police-reported crash data set, which includes an on-scene officer-reported assessment of injury using the KABCO scale K: Road surface motogcycle also contribute to a crash. Of note, alcohol intoxication for the fatality analysis was from the police crash data, and for the head injury analysis it was from the hospital data.


Spiegel’s physiological and psychological experiments helped explore how it is possible for a good rider to extend his perception beyond the controls of his motorcycle out to the interface between the contact patches of his motorcycle and the road surface.

The choice of roadside barriers and guardrails to prevent vehicles from crossing over a median or running off the road have proved to be dangerous for motorcyclists, as they are designed to dissipate braking energy for much heavier and structurally tougher cars and trucks.

Yet only 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate helmet use by all riders. BMW psychologist and researcher Bernt Spiegel has found that non-motorcyclists and novice motorcyclists usually share the fatalistic attitude described by Thompson, insofar as they think that high speed motorcycling is like a game of chicken or Russian roulettefqtality the rider tests his courage to see how close he can come to “the edge”, or specifically the limit of traction while braking or cornering, without having any idea how close he is to exceeding that limit and crashing.

The small amount of initial countersteering input required to get the bike to lean, which is only about 0. Crash sends ATV motorcucle to hospital.

There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones fafality have gone over. Name released in fatal ATV crash in northwest Minn.

Victim in Thursday’s fatal crash identified. Patients could be diagnosed with more than 1 type of head injury.

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Such an approach allows for a comprehensive examination of the statewide impact of the motorcycle helmet repeal and the relative fstality of crash-related factors on rider injuries.

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Forty-eight percent of motorcyclist deaths in occurred on weekends, and those deaths were more likely to occur after 6 p. However, those with head injuries were more likely to be intoxicated The University of Michigan institutional review board granted a notice of exemption as it was a review of existing de-identified secondary data from established data sets and did not require direct interaction with human participants.

Furthermore, few studies have captured data across multiple phases of care e. This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Limitations Limitations beit be noted. We compared head injury before and after the repeal. This is consistent with research demonstrating that impaired motorcyclists have lower helmet use, higher incidence of severe head injuries, and higher ISS scores than do nonimpaired crash-involved motorcyclists.

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Motorcycle fatalities among out-of-state riders and the role of universal helmet laws. Calling in the Nine-Line”.


Forty-seven percent of mktorcycle drivers killed at night 9 p. Regression examined the effect of helmet use on fatality and head injury risk. No association was observed between risk of crash related injury and the frontal colour of the operator’s clothing or motorcycle.