Research Article| Volume 10, ISSUE 4, P317-320, May 1979

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A six-month review of motorcycle accidents

  • T.A. Andrew
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    Newcastle General Hospital U.K.
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      There were over 1000 fatal motorcycle accidents in Britain during 1976, which cost the taxpayer over £40 million. There has been a 50 per cent increase in the number of motocyclists treated at Newcastle General Hospital Casualty Department over the past six months. Most accidents occur with young inexperienced male drivers, making elementary driving errors. Suggestions for positive prevention of motorcycle accidents are made. Of paramount importance is the need for consideration of compulsory formal training and enactment of the motorcycle lighting-up law.
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