Human Factors of Motorcycle Accidents

Human factors and ergonomics is the science of designing products, systems, or processes taking into account the interaction between them and the people who use them. The field involves contributions from numerous disciplines, including as psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology, and anthropometry. The terms “human factors” and “ergonomics” are synonymous.

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Human factors associated with motorcycle accidents include:

  • Driver behavior
  • Visual and auditory acuity (daytime and nighttime)
  • Lighting / visibility issues
  • Conspicuity
  • Decision-making ability
  • Perceived reaction time (PRT)
    • Perception time
    • Reaction time
    • Response time

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