Understanding Florida Motorcycle Crashes and Injury Outcomes Using the Motorcycle Crash Causation Study (MCCS) Dataset

With the Motorcycle Crash Causation Study (MCCS) dataset mapped with the Florida crash database, a complementary understanding and knowledge of characteristics related to locational, temporal, trip, motorcycle, injury, and contributing factors by most harmful event can lead to informed decision-making by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on strategies, countermeasures, and policy implications (e.g., design standards for motorcycles in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices [MUTCD]). Given that the MCCS study investigated contributing factors leading to crashes, the knowledge gained from this new research effort will identify and quantify the relationship between crash risks and characteristics of motorcyclists. The major objectives of the research project are the following: Review and document motorcycle research literature with the MCCS dataset; Review selected police crash reports of fatal and serious injury motorcycle crashes in Florida in the past five years (2014–2018) and identify primary crash types by age group, roadway type, and bike type; Analyze the MCCS dataset and document findings; Reconstruct Florida motorcycle crash samples by integrating Florida crash data, MCCS information, and external data sources; Identify extensive contributing factors to Florida primary motorcycle crash and serious injury types based on reconstructed Florida motorcycle crash samples and develop recommendations for potential countermeasures.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $109409
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV25 977-68

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Peters, Edith

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lee, Chanyoung

    • Start Date: 20200430
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01738965
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV25 977-68
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 11 2020 11:54AM