For example, if you respond ‘yes’ when asked if you’ve had a crash you will be directed to a few questions about it.
Similarly, if you have an RE licence you will be directed to questions about when you did Q-Ride/Q-Safe, but you will skip those if you’ve had an open licence for a couple of years or more.
Still, the longest version should only take 20 minutes or so.
There is also an opportunity for riders to have a say on what issues affect them most.
They could include education, training, licensing, but you could also mention tolls, parking and any other issues.
The Queensland Motorcycle and Scooter Rider Survey survey is part of an ongoing motorcycle safety research program conducted by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
CARRS-Q research associate and Triumph Street Triple rider Ross Blackman says the survey takes the same format as past surveys so they can assess any changes in responses to behavioural questions.
He says this could “potentially be attributable to changes in the licensing and training process and/or other factors”.
New questions include types of motorcycle/scooter ridden, crash history, preferred safety information sources and recall of safety campaigns.
We could only recall the Sixth Sense campaign, but couldn’t remember what was the point of the campaign!
Ross says the online survey is timely given recent changes to Q-Ride and the evolution of modern motorcycling.
He says he recently got to test the brakes on his “relatively new” Street Triple “when a 4WD plus trailer turned across my green light as I entered the intersection at 60km/h”.