Location

Olympic Valley — Lake Tahoe, California

Date

29-6-2011

Session

Session 7 – Poster Session B

Abstract

A pilot study used an instrumented motorcycle to evaluate riding performances of Malaysian learner riders graduating from rider training and licensing program. 105 participants were asked to ride the instrumented motorcycle along a predefined route (mean 8 KM) in a mixed traffic environment. Period of turn signal activation and deactivation, maneuvering speed and deceleration of participants at unsignalized T junctions were measured as riding performances. Significant differences between male and female riders in responding to oncoming vehicles at the junctions were observed. Significant effects of age were also found in period of turn signal activation and maneuvering speed. Implications for current rider training are discussed.

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DC Citation

Proceedings of the Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, June 27-30, 2011, Olympic Valley — Lake Tahoe, California. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, 2011: 489-495.

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Use of Instrumented Motorcycle to Measure the Effectiveness of Malaysian Rider Training: A Pilot Study

Olympic Valley — Lake Tahoe, California

A pilot study used an instrumented motorcycle to evaluate riding performances of Malaysian learner riders graduating from rider training and licensing program. 105 participants were asked to ride the instrumented motorcycle along a predefined route (mean 8 KM) in a mixed traffic environment. Period of turn signal activation and deactivation, maneuvering speed and deceleration of participants at unsignalized T junctions were measured as riding performances. Significant differences between male and female riders in responding to oncoming vehicles at the junctions were observed. Significant effects of age were also found in period of turn signal activation and maneuvering speed. Implications for current rider training are discussed.