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Professor’s Research Could Reduce Fatal Motorcycle Crashes

Man on motorcycle, overlooking the mountains.

Asad Khattak, Beaman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, thinks a lot about how to mitigate fatal crashes and injuries for motorcyclists on US roads.

Because motorcyclist fatalities are 25 to 30 times those of other drivers—after accounting for miles traveled—Khattak is seeking to understand the variables that correlate with motorcycle crashes and injuries. Funding from the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety aids Khattak’s research in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering—research that may provide a basis for policymakers and others to improve motorcycle safety.

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