House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Road Safety

Inquiry into motorcycle and bicycle safety


On 1 June 1978, the Standing Committee on Road Safety tabled its report entitled Motorcycle and bicycle safety.

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This report is available in two parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 5 chapters and 17 appendices.

Motorcycle and bicycle safety

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 3 (PDF 4391KB)
Terms of Reference, Committee Membership, Contents, Findings, List of Recommendations, Ministers with responsibility for implementing Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: The nature and magnitude of the problem
Ch3: Motorcycle safety

Part B: Chapter 4 to Appendix 17 (end) (PDF 3484KB)

Ch4: Bicycle safety
Ch5: Mopeds
Appendix 1: List of witnesses
Appendix 2: Exhibits and submissions
Appendix 3: Motorcycles on register, Australia 1960-1975
Appendix 4: Accident involvement of motorcyclists by age and sex
Appendix 5: Motorcycle accident involvement and rider experience
Appendix 6: Engine capacity of motorcycles involved in crashes and fatal traffic accidents
Appendix 7: Motorcycle traffic crashes by time of day and day of week
Appendix 8: Accident culpability and factors causing accidents
Appendix 9: Summary of types of reported casualties in motorcycle crashes
Appendix 10: Pedal cycle collisions, pedal cyclists killed and injured
Appendix 11: Draft regulations and Australian Design Rules
Appendix 12: Motorcycle training courses in Australia
Appendix 13: Recommendations applicable to riders of motorcycles in a report by R.S. Coppin, Driver Licence and Driver Improvement Program - A National Review
Appendix 14:
Comparison of performance requirements for motorcycle helmet standards
Appendix 15: Australian Motor Vehicle Standards Committee. Draft Regulations - equipment requirements - pedal cycles
Appendix 16: Physical improvements and facilities needed by cyclists
Appendix 17: Moped regulations in Europe and the United States of America

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