Risk Assessment & Risk Taking Amongst Motorcyclists

This was a study of attitudes to risk taking and understanding of risks amongst motorcyclists in Scotland in order to inform future Road Safety Scotland campaigns.

The specific objectives of the project were:

  • To study variations in attitudes to risk taking and understanding of risks across different social and demographic groupings of motorcyclists
  • To study the extent to which attitudes influence behaviour
  • To investigate variations between statistical risk assessments and motorcyclists' assessment of risk
  • To identify those motorcyclists whose attitudes towards risk place them at risk
  • To provide recommendations on how future road safety campaigns could be better targeted towards high risk groups

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