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Tyre noise more nuisance than exhaust

Loud motorcycle exhausts are not causing as much noise pollution as tyre noise from large volumes of traffic. That’s according to a World Health Organisation report that found traffic-related noise pollution accounts for over one million “healthy years” lost annually to ill health, disability or early death in Europe. The report says one of the biggest …

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Three headlights better than one

Drivers have a better perception of the approaching speed and visibility of a motorcycle if its has three headlights in a triangulated layout. That’s according to UK research that has been cited in the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) motorcycle safety report. And if you believe the study and want to add auxiliary lights to …

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Remove dangerous roadside hazards

Remove dangerous roadside hazards

A United Nations road safety report has recommended roadside hazards be removed as they are a proven cause of serious motorcycle crash injuries and deaths. The 108-page World Health Organisation “Powered two- and three-wheeler safety” report says a motorcycle crash with a fixed roadside hazard is 15 times more likely to be fatal than a …

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UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes

UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes

Cyclists have special lanes, so why not motorcycles? It’s not our suggestion, but one of many suggested action plans in a World Health Organisation report about motorcycle safety. The WHO’s “Powered two- and three-wheeler safety” report is part of the 2010 United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and was compiled with the help …

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