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Research reports

As well as issuing road safety policy statements and working with government and the media, the IAM RoadSmart Policy & Research Team undertake research into driver behaviour and a range of other road safety issues. Following are a sample of our recent published reports.

Crash barriers - is poor design killing motorcyclists?

Research report posted on 30/03/16 |
Safer Road Users
This 2009 report found that:
• 12–16 per cent of biker deaths involve crash barriers
• roadside crash barriers are designed to protect car occupants but they can kill motorcyclists
• riders who hit a crash barrier are 15 times more likely to be killed than car occupants
• injuries can be five times more severe when hitting roadside barriers than when hitting protected roadside objects

Supporting media

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    IAM EuroRAP Motorcycle Crash Barrier Report 2008
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