Safety countermeasures in effect today need to be evaluated for
effectiveness. Research should investigate various aspects of the
crash avoidance skills picture to determine if new countermeasures
are needed and the effects of technological changes. In addition,
certain technologies or configurations may be shown to be superior
for crash avoidance and should be used more widely.
Motorcycle safety programs should be evaluated to determine how
effectively they teach critical crash avoidance skills and strategies.
In addition, the programs should be responsive to the changing
needs of the rider.
Evaluation of crash avoidance skills training should include
the following elements:
Braking effectiveness in real-world traffic situations
with the various existing and future braking systems
Cornering skills and strategies on the road
Swerving effectiveness on the road
Development of essential mental strategies for safe riding
judgment, including visual directional control and an active hazard
search, and anticipation process
Other crash avoidance skills as identified by research
To determine if further countermeasures are needed, a study should
be conducted on the feasibility, effectiveness, and practicality
of using motorcycle simulators to develop crash avoidance skills
and strategies (Awane,