This brochure deals with the field of noise exposure and all kind of means to reduce the noise from powered-two wheelers. It aims to fill the information gap and to dispel prejudice.
MAIDS is the most comprehensive in-depth data currently available for powered-two wheeler accidents in Europe. The investigation was conducted during 3 years on 921 accidents from 5 countries using a common research methodology.
The Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) with the support of the European Commission and other partners conducted an extensive in-depth study of motorcycle and moped accidents during the period 1999-2000 in five sampling areas located in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
The methodology developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for on-scene in-depth motorcycle accident investigations was used by all five research groups in order to maintain consistency in the data collected in each sampling area.
Documents available to download
To download the full MAIDS report please visit http://www.maids-study.eu/
Europe has been a leading production base for powered two-wheelers since the invention of the motorcycle in the late 19th Century. More than a hundred years later, the motorcycle industry remains at the forefront when it comes to investment in innovation, quality and design. This report provides an overview of the current situation of the motorcycle industry in Europe.