Rider, motorcycle and trip-related factors associated with motorcycle injury crash risk in Victoria, Australia
Keywords: Scooters, Motorcyclists
Submission Date: 2019
This population based case-control study aimed to investigate risk factors associated with serious injury motorcycle crashes in Victoria, Australia. Cases were adult riders admitted to hospital following a recent motorcycle crash on a public road. Controls were adult riders observed passing a recent case crash site. All participating riders completed a structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using multiple conditional logistic regression. Analysis identified rider, motorcycle and trip-related factors that were: a) significantly associated with crash risk, and b) prevalent in at least 15% of cases. These findings have direct application for evidence-based strategies to improve motorcycle safety.