VALIDATION OF THE MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR SKILL TEST

The study's aim was to determine what demographic and experiential factors are related to scores on the motorcycle operator skill test. It was expected that the greater the riding experience and training, the higher would be the skill scores. Applicants for a motorcycle operator's licence were administered a questionnaire and the skill test prior to taking the licensing test. The questionnaire and skill data for those applicants passing the licensing test were analyzed and it was found that skill was greater among the more experienced riders (i.e miles ridden motorcycle) but unexpectedly it was lower among training course graduates. Also, males performed better than females and younger motorcyclists performed better than older motorcyclists. Further analyses revealed that course graduates had less skill than untrained riders even when experience differences were controlled. The implications of the present data for the effectiveness of motorcycle training courses are discussed. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Jonah, B A
    • Dawson, N E
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM