The current safety situation for Powered Two Wheelers (PTW) within the EU is alarming. According to EU statistics, PTW riders account for 17% of all fatal road injuries in the region and twice as many fatalities per hundred thousand registered vehicles compared with occupants of cars. In recent years, too little attention has been given to Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), including PTW users, in the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Therefore, ITS should be developed that consider PTW riders an integral part of traffic; we focus on three systems that we believe have the potential to improve safety among PTW riders, namely Intersection Safety (INS), the Powered Two Wheeler oncoming vehicle information system (PTW2V), and the Vulnerable road user Beacon System (VBS). The present study aims to estimate quantitatively the safety impacts of the selected ITS for PTW riders in the EU-28, once the systems are fully adopted and meet selected future scenarios for 2020 and 2030.
- Vulnerable road users
- Intelligent transport system
- Safety impact assessment
- PTW riders
Silla, A., Rämä, P., Scholliers, J., Leden, L., van Noort, M., Morris, A., Hancox, G., & Bell, D. (2018). A headway to improve PTW rider safety within the EU through three types of ITS. European Transport Research Review, 10, . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12544-018-0289-5