This report contains five chapters as follows: (1) a review of current research indications and contemporary thought relating to the attitudes of motorcyclists; (2) the research design; (3) attitude differences between trained and untrained drivers; (4) interest differences between trained and untrained drivers; and (5) survey of the attitudes and interests of sections of the motorcycling population. The report concludes that substantially dissimilar approaches existing within the motorcycling population are not as great as would be expected from the study of the popular view of motorcycling. The greatest polarisation of attitude is found between male and female riders. It was not possible to determine whether any of the measured attitude differences affect riding behaviour, but results from a study of accident rates indicate that, if the attitude profile is studied, no positive or negative effect is observable. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Salford

    Department of Civil Engineering, Road Safety Research Unit
    Salford M5 4WT, Manchester,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tatum, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM