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European Motorcycle Accidents Report (MAIDS) 2nd Edition Available

23
April
2009
  Posted at 08:54:23 AM
  File under  Statistics Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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Open link in a new windowACEM, the European Motorcycle Manufacturer's Association, have released the 2nd edition of their very comprehensive European Motorcycle Accident In-Depth Study report; MAIDS.

MAIDS is a very detailed and analysis of motorcycle accidents in Europe. They have analyzed all facets of the accident, from minor bruises to fatalities. MAIDS reports on when, where and why accidents happen.

The report is a treasure trove of data that governments, road and safety engineers and motorcycle manufacturers can spend hours pouring over, hopefully to improve our safety conditions.

They've reported on angels of accidents between motorcycle and cars (we are most likely to collide with a car - 60% of cases - and in an urban environment - 64.1%), the area accidents happen (like 54.2% of accidents happen at intersections) and who is to blame (50.5% is the car's fault, 37.4% the biker, and the remainder spread between mechanical and other reasons).

MAIDS further reports in detail about perception errors, both by cars and motorcycle riders. How many accidents were caused, though the car is at fault, by poor judgement  or no traffic scanning by the biker.

One thing that is clear in the report, is that motorcycle speed is not a factor! In just 18% of all accidents, the speed difference between the motorcycle and the car, was a factor.

The Most Interesting Statistic
They further report on the type of PTWPowered Two Wheel - motorcyles, scooters, mopeds (scooters are at a high incidence rate), engine size, weight, etc. One of the most interesting aspects of the report is not the type of motorcycle, or how many horses, but it's ..... the color of your bike. Yes... Black colored motorcycle have the highest accident rate, 24.8%!!!!!!!! The safest color you can get is Gold or Chrome (only 0.1%).

Unfortunately, it does not answer the most asked question on any biker discussion forum; which color is the fastest!

MAIDS-2 Statistics

Want to find out which part of your body is going to suffer with a motorcycle accident? When are you more likely going to go down, on a gravel road or a tarred road? Which part of a car are you more likely to inspect REAL close?

If you want to find out more about these statistics, you can download the 179 page document for free.
Click here to access their site Open link in a new window.





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