Motorcycle 'head lights on' survey

In February and March of 1979 the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) carried out a survey on the attitude of motorists and motorcyclists to compulsory use of headlights on motorcycles during daylight hours. 1204 completed coupons were analysed, of which 62 percent were from respondents who rode motorcycles. Two distinct groups of opinion were evident. Those who did not ride a cycle strongly favoured the compulsory use of motorcycle headlights in daytime whereas those who rode motorcycles were opposed to compulsory lights though they supported the voluntary use of lights during daylight hours. The major problems envisaged by motorcyclists were, infringement of riders' freedom of choice, extra cost for batteries and globes, likelihood of forgetting to switch on and doubt about crash reducing potential.

  • Authors:
    • Fleming, D M
  • Publication Date: 1979-3


  • English

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  • Pagination: 26P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:23PM