Motorcycle Rider Protection in Frontal Impacts 856128

The problem of motorcycle rider injuries in frontal impacts is discussed in relation to the trajectory of the rider. Possible methods for reducing injury severity are also considered. A system is described that provides partial restraint to the rider in frontal impact and is combined with devices intended to reduce rider injury in other accident situations. Results are given of checks on this system by means of tests on a dynamic impact rig and in controlled vehicle-to-vehicle impacts.


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