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Survey attracts a robust number of riders

A Queensland motorcycle and scooter survey to help Transport and Main Roads identify rider types and develop relevant policies has attracted a “robust” number of participants. The research group running the survey, Enhance Research, sought our assistance in early June to reach out to riders of registrable motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. A spokeswoman says the …

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Survey seeks to identify rider types

Queensland motorcycle and scooter riders are being asked to complete an online survey to help Transport and Main Roads identify rider types and develop relevant policies. The research group running the survey, Enhance Research, has sought our assistance in reaching out to riders of registrable motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, so it excludes off-roaders, motocross, etc. …

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Readers survey

Readers say: Let riders ride

Readers of Motorbike Writer overwhelmingly believe motorcycle riders should still be allowed to ride despite the pandemic travel restrictions. This week we conducted a brief and anonymous online survey of opinions about the restrictions, attracting 716 responses over five days. We acknowledge it is not necessarily representative given the potential selection bias of the survey as it …

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Education most important road safety strategy

A clear majority of road users believe education is the most important road safety strategy, according to a preliminary review of a major survey on attitudes to road safety strategies. Survey author Dr João Canoquena of the University of Notre Dame Australia says it is too early to reach conclusions from the survey. “Road maintenance was mostly …

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Survey seeks crashed rider help

Riders who have crashed in the past decade are being invited to do a survey into rider behaviour that expands on a previous pilot study into the effects of ABS in motorcycle crashes. Click Here to participate in the “Dynamics of Motorcycle Crashes Survey”. Pilot study In 2016, UK motorcycle road safety researcher Dr Elaine …

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Riders needed for road safety survey

Riders are urged to take part in a major survey on attitudes to road safety strategies which has so far only received responses from four motorcyclists. Click HERE to take part in the survey! Dr João Canoquena of the University of Notre Dame Australia, says the final round of the survey now requires rider support …

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Novice riders needed for motorcycle survey

Novice riders are being asked to fill out a short online survey that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of changes to Queensland motorcycle licensing. Click on this link to read all about the survey.  Or click here to go straight to the survey. Road safety research fellow and Triumph Street Triple rider Ross Blackman (pictured …

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Online survey seeks rider input on safety

An online survey about motorcycle safety targets Victorian riders, but also allows input from interstate riders who travel the many great motorcycling roads in the state. VicRoads’ survey also asks state riders where they should spend the money collected from the $70 annual safety levy. The survey follows the revelation in August that $21.7m of …

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Cyclists and motorcyclists should unite

There seems to be an animosity between cyclists and motorcyclists, yet a recent British study finds more than 90% of motorcycle riders are also cyclists. The online study of 2183 Carole Nash Motorbike insurance customers not only shows that 92% of motorcyclists also own a bicycle, but more than half (57%) own more than one …

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Riders seek loyal, trusting friends

Riders want riding partners and friends who are trustworthy and loyal, according to an independent survey of 1018 British bikers in March 2017. It found trust was important for 70% and loyalty to 69%, but 75% of riders only get to see their close friends once every fortnight to a month. About half claim they have …

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