European Motorcycle Accidents Study

European Motorcycle Accidents Study

An independent study into the causes and effects of motorcycle accidents across Europe to give better understanding of motorcycle accidents

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.

White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors can help if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Europe. Call us on 0800 783 6191 for more information on handling your motorcycle accident claim.

Disclaimer: The legal advice and statements contained within this/these articles is correct at the time of printing. If you are seeking legal advice after a motorbike accident please contact us to speak directly with one of our lawyers.

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Last modified: June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.


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