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Comfort Analysis of Commercial Motorcyclists Using Protective Helmets Operating in Ogbomoso, Oyo State Nigeria

Onawumi, A.S. and Oyawale, Fetus A and Dunmade, I.S. and Ajayi, O. O. and Obasanya, O. O (2016) Comfort Analysis of Commercial Motorcyclists Using Protective Helmets Operating in Ogbomoso, Oyo State Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Wearing Personal protection gear primarily for safety is a basic requirement in riding two-wheel vehicles with Helmet being the most important of them. The continuing avoidance of the use of helmet among Nigerian motorcycle riders calls for investigative studies on its user friendliness and sustainability. This study investigates the effect of available makes of helmet on riders’ comfort, safety and attitude towards the use of the protective gear in the study area. Five nodal points were identified for testing of temperature change with time of riding business and the effect on performance and riding behaviour. Riders’ awareness of safety rule and level of compliance were investigated. Unavailability of adequate variety of helmet and attitudinal challenges were observed to have significant effect on the safety and performance of business riders of motorcycle in Nigeria. Development of effective anthropometry database was suggested for the design and production adequate

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal protective gear, comfort, nodal points, heat, attitude
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 15:10
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 15:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6643

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