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Survey attracts a robust number of riders

Crowds at the 2013 Ulysses Club Rally in Maryborough
Crowds at the 2013 Ulysses Club Rally in Maryborough

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 survey closed on Sunday 28 June 2020 as per the survey instructions and attracted more than 1800 completed surveys from motorcyclists across Queensland.

They say this is “a fantastic and robust outcome”.

The research group had already held focus groups with various stakeholders including motorcycle retailers, riding and social clubs, riding schools and riders.

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The survey was designed to help TMR quantify those findings.

In general terms, the questionnaire asked riders about:

  • Demographics – age, gender, occupation, etc.
  • What bikes they own, number, type, capacity, etc;
  • For their main two bikes (if they have more than one), they ask for details about their use , such as frequency, distances, purpose, etc;
  • General attitudinal questions about their riding ability, bike maintenance, views about personal safety, safety gear, risk, etc; and
  • Crash and infringements history.

Questions about crash and infringements history concerned some riders, but the survey was totally anonymous and covered by the Market & Social Research Privacy Principals and Privacy Act.

Results will only be reported to TMR in aggregate form. 

Responses have gone directly to Enhance Research who will now analyse the information collected without the identification of individual respondents.

Enhance Research does not have access to respondents’ email address, and the company will maintain complete confidentiality of individual feedback. 

Prize draw

TMR also offered a prize draw of five $100 GiftPay vouchers. Survey participants could choose to enter if they provided their details which were used only for the prize draw purpose.

The random prize draw was conducted and winners notified.

They are:

  • Brett Newman
  • Keith Garrett
  • Andrew Coghlan
  • Andrew Peirson
  • Amanda Austin