Motorcycle Muffler-Induced "Pillion Burns" of Distal Leg: A Persistent Problem of Increasing Proportions in Indian Settings

Motorcycles have emerged as a viable mode of transport for millions in the third world. Mufflers (exhaust pipes in some countries) remain a potential “Achilles’ tendon” or a designing flaw in the mass-produced, economical motorcycles of the developing world. Owing to the excessive temperature they attain while the hot exhaust gases pass through them and their proximity to the lower limbs while riding a motorcycle, they can lead to burns of varying nature in the lower leg.

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Motorcycle Muffler-Induced "Pillion Burns" of Distal Leg: A Persistent Problem of Increasing Proportions in Indian Settings

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