Motorcycle protective clothing, crash protection, thermal strain and rider performance

  • Fitzharris, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brown, Julie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Taylor, Nigel (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Using a mix of novel studies this project will for the first time provide; (i) basic knowledge of the required performance of protective clothing to prevent injury, (ii) the best ways to asses performance, and (iii) resolution around the potential negative effects of thermal strain on rider performance. This is the first study to examine motorcycle protective clothing from a whole-system perspective. In Australia, motorcyclists are overrepresented in casualty rates and currently cost the Australian community >$2 billion/year. This work will provide knowledge on which public policy and performance assessment protocols can be developed, and ultimately will lead to reduced societal costs from motorcycle crashes.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1431/12/16

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD70,092.00