Abrasion resistance performance of clothing worn by Australian motorcyclists

Lauren Meredith, Christopher Hurren, Elizabeth Clarke, Michael Fitzharris, Matthew Baldock, Liz de Rome, Jake Olivier, Julie Brown

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Motorcycle crashes account for an increasing proportion of road traffic trauma around the world [1]. Soft tissue injuries are the most commonly occurring injuries to crashed motorcyclists [2]. Protective clothing has been developed in order to help prevent these injuries, yet the performance of protective clothing in Australia is still variable [2]. While Australian riders are encouraged to use protective clothing [3], there are currently no mechanisms in place to help maintain a high quality of performance among products available to Australian motorcycle riders. To address the variability in performance of motorcycle clothing observed in recent Australian crash studies, there have been calls to introduce some formal mechanism to ensure the safety performance of available garments, or at least to provide riders with information to assist them in making informed purchasing decisions [2]. This investigation assesses the performance of motorcycle clothing worn by crashed motorcyclists in the real world as well as in a laboratory environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury
PublisherInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI 2016) - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 14 Sept 201616 Sept 2016
http://www.ircobi.org/wordpress/downloads/irc16/default.htm (Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI 2016)
Abbreviated titleIRCOBI 2016
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  • motorcyclist
  • injury
  • abrasion
  • motorcycle clothing

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