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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Peter Saleh (2005): Motive und motivbezogenes Unfallrisiko von Motorradfahrern.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Verkehrswesen (IVe), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Decisive for the choice of the title for this diploma thesis, "Motives and motive related risk of accidents for motorcyclists", was the number of road casualty caused by motorcycle accidents in the year 2003. Nearly 12% of the 931 people killed in an accident on Austrian roads died in a motorcycle crash (103 motorcyclists and 6 pillion riders). This proportion of accident victims is of sure higher, than the part of motorcycle driving distances corresponding to the driving distances of all motor vehicles. Concerning this the question, if a mileage related risk of accidents is influenced by the motives of driving a motorcycle, should be asked. Regarding to the driving purpose there are two main groups to distinguish: to come straight from A to B, the trip is seen here as a purpose in the sense of the five existence basic functions (live, work, educate, provide, relax), or you just drive to enjoy the performing activity of "riding a motorcycle" itself, a ride according to the principle that "the route is the aim". In the diploma thesis those two main groups are called purpose rides (German: Zweckfahrten, ZF) and fun rides (German: Spaßfahrten, SF). Goal of this work is to find evidences about the proportion of SF/ZF of the motorcycle mileage as well as an estimation of the respective mileage related risk of accidents. During a personal questioning (interview) in motorbike stores, "biker spots", etc. the relevant data for this diploma thesis were surveyed with the help of questionnaires. The inquiry was opened on the 4. August 2004 with a trial phase and closed on the 5. November of the same year. 56 motorcyclists (50 men, 6 women) were interviewed, but it is not sure, if the sampling is representative. Just active motorcyclists were interviewed, so the sampling is distored forcible, because bikers, who are not driving anymore after accidents, couldn¿t be asked. The age of the asked persons are from 18 to 67 years, the driving experience from a few months up to 49 years. There were workers to professors on bikes from 11 to 132 kW. The average of the estimated mileage 2004 results in the value of 4.590 km, the average for the driving distance per season from the survey of the data kilometre age and the first registration of the motorbikes is 4.470 km. The test of the average comparison results, that both are, with a statistical safety of 95%, from the same basic entirety. This shows the good quality of the estimates of the current season mileage. However the estimated life mileage (average 5.790 km)of the asked bikers is rated to high. Beside the main groups (ZF, SF), it was distinguished between the subgroups rides "in the town" (German: innerorts, io) and rides "out of town" (German: außerorts, ao). It can be corroborated clearly, that on average more motorcycle kilometers are driven during "fun rides" than "purpose rides" - at least in the Vienna area: 28% of the total mileage are purpose rides in the town, 7% purpose rides out of town, 12% fun rides in the town and 53% fun rides out of town. A comparison of proportions between the mileages and the "life-accidents" of the asked people, seperated to the driving purposes was determined, as well as an accident relativenumber (accidents per mileage). The tendency is, that the highest risk is during purpose rides in the town and the lowest during fun riders out of town. The realized survey allows no safe convincing in this case, because of the distored sampling.

BetreuerIn: Sammer Gerd
2.BetreuerIn: Berger Wolfgang Josef

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