“However, our research showed that when it comes to rider behaviour there are two distinct groups – the weekday rider and the weekend rider.”
The data also shows that more than half of all motorcycle crashes over the weekend (54.6%) involve no third party. Weekday solo crashes are 37.4% of all weekday motorcycle crashes.
One-third of motorcycle crash claims occur on leisure rides compared with only 10.4% during weekdays.
“The considerable difference in weekday and weekend claims suggests that some riders may take to weekend roads to test the limits of their machines challenging their riding skills and abilities,” Frank says.
Youi has issued the following safety tips for riders:
Always wear an approved standards helmet;
Wear appropriate tear-resistant clothing including long pants and jacket;
Wear safety equipment covering eyes, feet and hands when riding;
Dress to make yourself more visible;
Ensure your pillion passenger is wearing the right safety gear; and