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Effectiveness of an on-road motorcycle rider coaching program: a randomised control trial

Ivers, Rebecca, Sakashita, Chika, Senserrick, Teresa, Elkington, Jane, Boufous, Soufiane and de Rome, Liz 2015, Effectiveness of an on-road motorcycle rider coaching program: a randomised control trial, in ARSC 2015 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Conference, Australasian College of Road Safety, Canberra, A.C.T., pp. 1-1.

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Title Effectiveness of an on-road motorcycle rider coaching program: a randomised control trial
Author(s) Ivers, Rebecca
Sakashita, Chika
Senserrick, Teresa
Elkington, Jane
Boufous, Soufiane
de Rome, LizORCID iD for de Rome, Liz orcid.org/0000-0002-7955-6022
Conference name Australasian Road Safety. Conference (2015 : Broadbeach, Queensland)
Conference location Broadbeach, Queensland
Conference dates 14-16 Oct. 2015
Title of proceedings ARSC 2015 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Conference
Publication date 2015
Conference series Australasian Road Safety Conference
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Australasian College of Road Safety
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Summary There is no compelling evidence to date showing effectiveness of training programs fornewly licensed motorcycle riders. The VicRide program is a low risk, half-day, on-roadmotorcycle coaching program aimed at reducing risk of crash in new riders. This studyevaluated the effectiveness of the program.MethodsA randomised trial was conducted across the state of Victoria, Australia between 2010-2014.Consenting riders were randomly allocated into program or control groups. Those in theprogram group were invited to undertake the coached ride within 6 weeks of the baselineinterview; the control group were offered the program at the end of the trial. Both theprogram and control groups completed surveys by telephone at 3 time-points: baseline (prerandomisation),3 months and 12 months. Outcomes include crash involvement (police andself-reported), near misses, offences, riding exposure, attitudes and behaviours. Differencesin outcomes were compared using various regression analyses, in intention-to-treat analyses.ResultsOf 2399 consenting participants, 81% were male, the average age was 35 years, and averagereported riding was 163.9 km, or 4.1 hours, per week. Sports bikes were the most commonlyreported (39%) followed by standard bikes (25%), and cruisers (21%). Approximately 60%of those allocated to the program group completed the coached ride; the response rate forsurveys was 88.7% at 3 months, and 87.6% at 12 months. Main outcome results will bepresented.ConclusionsThe results of this large scale trial will provide strong evidence for effectiveness ofmotorcycle coaching programs, and will have significant policy implications.
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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