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Riding, and Prevention: A Focus Group Study. (posted 02-25-03)
Alcohol is a major contributor
to motorcycle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities. NHTSA
conducted this focus group study to assess motorcyclists' attitudes and
beliefs about drinking and riding. Special emphasis was placed on obtaining
rider opinions on what strategies would be most effective in curbing drinking
and riding. This report presents those findings.
Motorcycle Riding: What Motorcyclists Think About Alcohol and Motorcycling
PDF Version (Posted 6/27/01)
This paper reports on focus groups conducted in 1994 among motorcycle
riders who admitted to riding after drinking alcoholic beverages. At that time, available data indicated that
alcohol-related fatalities had declined for passenger car drivers, but
similar reductions had not occurred for motorcycle operators. The purpose for conducting the focus groups was to obtain insight
on why alcohol-related fatalities had not declined among motorcycle operators,
so that the information could be used to design appropriate approaches
for reducing this problem.
Motorcycle Riding: Law Enforcement Officers Focus Group Results PDF
Version (Posted 6/27/01)
This paper presents the results
of focus groups conducted in 1994 with law enforcement representatives
in two sites. At that time, available
data indicated that alcohol-related fatalities had declined for passenger
car drivers, but similar reductions had not occurred for motorcycle operators.
The purpose for conducting the focus groups was to obtain law enforcement
insight on why alcohol-related fatalities had not declined among motorcycle
operators and determine the role of law enforcement in reducing alcohol-related
crashes among motorcyclists.
These materials addressing
the need to avoid riding while impaired include two brochures, two posters,
ad slicks and envelope stuffers. One set of materials - You're Not a Kid
Anymore - targets motorcyclists under age 25 and explains the need to
avoid impaired riding within the context of responsibilities to family
and self. The other set of materials - Straight Down the Road - targets
a general motorcycling audience, and discusses the excitement of owning
a motorcycle and the consequence of riding while impaired.
Vehicle Insurance in the United States.
Motor Vehicle insurance pays for many of the medical and work losses
resulting from highway crashes. Insurance information is critical to understanding
crash costs and who pays them. This report focuses on motorcycle insurance
and summarizes the availability of insurance coverage for motorcyclists,
the costs of insurance for motorcyclists, and the similarities and differences
between motorcycle and other private passenger vehicle coverage.