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Survey seeks to identify rider types

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Queensland motorcycle and scooter riders are being asked to complete an online survey to help Transport and Main Roads identify rider types and develop relevant policies.

The research group running the survey, Enhance Research, has sought our assistance in reaching out to riders of registrable motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, so it excludes off-roaders, motocross, etc.

This anonymous survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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

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Now TMR needs to quantify those findings.

In general terms, the questionnaire asks 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 may concern some riders, but the survey is totally anonymous and covered by the Market & Social Research Privacy Principals and Privacy Act.

Results will only be reported to TMR in aggregate form. 

Your responses go directly to Enhance Research who will analyse the information collected without the identification of individual respondents.

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

However, TMR is also offering a prize draw of five $100 GiftPay vouchers. Survey participants can choose to enter it they provide their details which are used only for the prize draw purpose.

Be quick, as the survey closes on Sunday, June 28 2020.

Please complete the survey by clicking this link.

Our view

We understand some riders may be concerned about a lack of privacy.

However, I did the survey and didn’t divulge any information that isn’t readily available, anyway.

Surely it is better for riders that the department that is making decisions that affect our riding are armed with relevant information.

Otherwise, they are making uninformed decisions that could have disastrous repercussions for riders.

In the absence of the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland which closed in January this year it is even more important for your voice to be heard.