Injury Risk/Benefit Analysis of Motorcyclist Protective Devices Using Computer Simulation and Iso 13232
Published May 31, 1998 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
International Standard 13232 provides common research methods for assessing the feasibility of proposed protective devices which might be fitted to motorcycles. This paper reviews the Part 7 computer simulation requirements of the Standards; and applies the simulation to an example injury risk/benefit analysis (Part 5) of a proposed UKDS motorcycle leg protector device. Overall, the computer simulation and injury risk/benefit analysis portions of the Standard were found to be practical and feasible. The analysis of the UKDS leg protector indicated that a motorcycle equipped with this device increases total injury costs to motorcycle riders in impacts with passenger cars, and therefore should not be fitted to motorcycles.