This research documented the frequency of protective and risky motorcycling opinions and behaviours and investigated whether these opinions and behaviours were more frequently expressed by licensed than unlicensed riders and by riders with high rather than low exposure to motorcycling.
Areas where there was scope for improvement were identified to help guide the promotion of protective strategies.
As part of a broader study of a birth cohort, 217 18 year old motorcyclists were administered a motorcycling computer questionnaire.
Evidence of positive protective opinions was found, but there was considerable scope for behavioural improvements.
While 92% had worn a helmet, optimal protection was reported less frequently for other body areas : most often for the feet (54%), hands (47%) and upper body (35%) and least often for the legs (8%). Most (87%) riders considered conspicuity increased safety, 68% favoured mandatory day-time headlight use, and 66% used dipped headlights in day-time.
While 55% favoured mandatory wearing of high-visibility clothing, only 15% of day-time and 20% of night-time riders reported doing this.
During the past month, 16% had driven within two hours of drinking alcohol and 6% when too tired to be fully in control.
Overall, 22% had been penalized for a motorcycle driving offence, most often speeding.
While 46% said they agreed with the Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS), most licensed under that system reported breaking licence c...
Mots-clés Pascal : Motocyclette, Prise risque, Comportement, Adolescent, Equipement protection sécurité, Perception sociale, Attitude, Prévention, Nouvelle Zélande, Enquête, Permis conduire, Homme, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Motor cycle, Risk taking, Behavior, Adolescent, Protection safety equipment, Social perception, Attitude, Prevention, New Zealand, Inquiry, Human, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0227476
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.