The current study is the first national research on rider attitudes toward motorcycle helmets. Conducted by direct- mail questionnaires to 9,257 motorcycle owners in twelve states lacking comprehensive helmet laws, it sought to: replicate on a nationwide basis to identify the attitudinal factors and helmet use habits of intenders and non-intenders discovered by Allegrante in Illinois (1979), develop information that could be used to assist with the design and planning of future helmet use safety campaigns, analyze media habits of motorcycle riders to assist with the targeting of safety messages, and discover other factors that might affect the frequency of helmet use. Though complete cross tabulation and factor analysis are not included in this report, initial findings have begun to determine the profile of the non-intender.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference held in Washington, D.C., 18-23 May 1980. Also published in HS-029 702, International Motorcycle Safety Conference Proceedings. Volume 3, p 1435-65. Research sponsored by Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and conducted in conjunction with MSF and Applied Science Associates.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    780 Elkridge Landing Road
    Linthicum, MD  United States  21090
  • Authors:
    • Youngblood, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 725
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1984 12:00AM