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KOIZUMI, Maria Sumie. Motorcycle accidents in S. Paulo city, Brazil: 1. accident and victim analyses. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1985, vol.19, n.5, pp.475-489. ISSN 1518-8787.

This is a descriptive study of official data on those motorcycle accidents with casualties riders and/or pedestrians (3,390) which occurred during 1,982 in S. Paulo city, Brazil. There were 4,480 casualties and 166 of these died within 180 days of the event. These accidents were more frequent and serious than those involving any other kind of motor vehicle. The casualties were, in their majority, males aged between 15 and 24, and two-thirds of this population were motorcyclists. The results of a study of the accidents themselves demonstrated that the peak occurred at weekends and there was no significant variations with regard to months or times of day.

Palavras-chave : Accidents, traffic; S. Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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