Safety of Two-Wheeled Scooter

This project examines the sources of data available to learn about the safety facts of motorcycles with small engines including two-wheeled scooters (also referred to as motor scooters), mopeds, mini-bikes, pocket motorcycles, and e-bikes. The project will characterize the use and safety of these vehicles. The scope of work includes a literature scan, data acquisition and analysis, and report writing. The project will scan the literature for information on two-wheeled scooters, mopeds, mini-bikes, pocket motorcycles, and e-bikes to document the extent and type of use, crash risk and crash characteristics, and data needs (for example, crash reporting by the vehicle type and exposure metrics). The outcome of this project will be a report that (1) documents existing data sources on these types of vehicles, (2) reports on the extent of use and trends in use, (3) analyzes the type and frequency of crashes and crash injuries of the focus vehicles, including looking at use and safety data as a function of race, ethnicity, and SES, and (4) identifies data needs and ways to improve the collection of safety data. The results will provide a foundation of knowledge to improve safety programs for these road users who are a part of daily transportation, and whose presence will likely increase in coming years.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $266629
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2217D00042

      693JJ921F000133

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Wochinger, Kathryn

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      UNC-CH New East Building
      Campus Box #3140
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27599-3140
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wochinger, Kathryn

    • Start Date: 20210930
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240000
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Bicyclist Safety
    • Subprogram: Motorcycle Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01785373
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2217D00042, 693JJ921F000133
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 22 2021 6:21PM