Survey of motorcyclists and their safety initiatives

de Rome, Liz, Stanford, G and Wood, B 2004, Survey of motorcyclists and their safety initiatives, in ARSRPE 2004 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Road Safety Council of Western Australia, Perth, W.A., pp. 1-11.

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Title Survey of motorcyclists and their safety initiatives
Author(s) de Rome, LizORCID iD for de Rome, Liz
Stanford, G
Wood, B
Conference name Road Safety Research, Policing and Education. Congerence (2004 : Perth, Western Australia)
Conference location Perth, Western Australia
Conference dates 2004/11/14 - 2004/11/16
Title of proceedings ARSRPE 2004 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
Publication date 2004
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Road Safety Council of Western Australia
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Summary Almost 800 motorcyclists across NSW were surveyed in a project was funded by theMAA. The objectives were to obtain information on crash experience and otherissues associated with risk perception and management by motorcyclists, and todevelop a profile for designing and delivering motorcycle safety information.Responses suggested that the most effective channels of communication within themotorcycling community are through the club network, motorcycle magazines andthe internet. It was apparent that a substantial proportion of respondents wereactively involved in ensuring their own safety through post license training, accessingsafety information and use of protective clothing.Two thirds had been involved in at least one motorcycle crash during their ridingcareer. Of those who had crashed: 65% reported injury to themselves or to a pillionpassenger; 55% had been in crashes with another vehicle and 47% had been insingle vehicle crash. There were differences in crash experience according to ageand type of motorcycle currently ridden. When asked what they could have done tohave avoided the crash, almost one third of all respondents said that there wasnothing they could have done. However respondents who had undertaken someform of rider training were less likely to have believed there was nothing they couldhave done than were those who had no formal training. Over two thirds (69%) ofrespondents to the survey had undertaken some form of training in the last 4 yearsand 33% had completed some form of advanced rider training.The results of the survey have stimulated discussion about safety issues andattitudes to riding amongst rider groups. The survey report provides a usefulresource of information to guide researchers and road safety authorities in the mosteffective means by which they can communicate with motorcyclists.
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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