The study, undertaken by the Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers, took a sample of accidents from 5 European countries, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy, with the aim of increasing the in-depth research into the causes and consequences of motorcycle accidents and the relative risk for motorcyclists on the roads.

The study used a sample of 921 motorcycle accidents from 1999 to 2000. The main findings show that there were 103 fatal motorcycle accidents. Collisions with cars occurred with more frequency in urban areas than in rural areas, due to the density of traffic and that 50.5% of motorcycle accidents occurred due to human error by the driver of the other vehicle. There were a total of 3644 injuries reported, out of which 31.8% suffered injuries to the lower extremities, 24.3% to upper extremities and 18.4% head injuries.

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