Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 236396, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/236396
Research Article

Analysis of Motorcyclist Riding Behaviour on Speed Table

Centre for Transportation Research, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 21 February 2014; Revised 14 May 2014; Accepted 14 May 2014; Published 1 June 2014

Academic Editor: Tadeusz Robak

Copyright © 2014 Choon Wah Yuen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the study of the change of various types of riding behaviour, such as speed, brake force, and throttle force applied, when they ride across the speed table. An instrumented motorcycle equipped with various types of sensor, on-board camera, and data logger was used in acquiring the traffic data in the research. Riders were instructed to ride across two speed tables and the riding data were then analyzed to study the behaviour change from different riders. The results from statistical analysis showed that the riding characteristics such as speed, brake force, and throttle force applied are influenced by distance from hump, riding experience, and travel mileage of riders. Riders tend to apply higher brake intensity at distance point 50 m before the speed table and release the braking at point −10 m after the hump. In short, speed table has different rates of influence towards riding behaviour on different factors, such as distance from hump and different riders’ attributes.