Motorcyclists Survey

The Road Safety Authority regularly conducts research with different road users. As a motorcyclist, we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey into your motorcycling experiences.

Why participate?

Existing research indicates that motorcyclists have a higher risk of being involved in serious collisions than vehicle drivers*.  There are a number of ways a motorcyclist can help to reduce the risk when riding a motorcycle. These can include taking initial rider training, improving riding skills already developed and developing a ‘Safety first’ attitude to riding a motorcycle.  Other road users can play their part by improving their understanding, attitude and behaviour. Results from this study will help to inform future road safety initiatives for all road users. 

What is this survey about?

The survey relates to your motorcycling experiences.  There are sections about your level of riding experience and your motorcycle, servicing and maintenance, involvement in collisions, riding behaviour and a comments section.  It will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. 

All your responses will be kept confidential.  Results from the study will be available on the Road Safety Authority website later in the year. 

Your participation

The survey will be available to complete online from 3rd – 31st March 2017.  

The survey can be completed online by clicking here

Alternatively, you can request a free post paper copy of the survey by emailing researchdept@rsa.ie.  Please put ‘Motorcycle Survey’ in the subject field and include your name and address in the email.

The survey is only open to motorcyclists residing in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The survey is anonymous. As a thank you for your time, there is a free prize draw for a Shoei (Neotec) helmet worth €650 (the prize in the form of a voucher).  The draw is open to all who complete the survey.  Contact details are required to enter but will not be used for any other purpose. 


* In 2011, per billion km/travelled, a motorcyclist was 24 times more likely to be killed in a traffic collision than a car driver, OECD/ITF (2015), Improving Safety for Motorcycle, Scooter and Moped Riders.


 

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