Calling all young riders – can you help us by completing a survey?

The National Young Rider Forum (NYRF) is asking young riders to complete a survey to understand more about them.

The NYRF is a group of road safety professionals, joining their expertise to specifically look at young motorcyclists. This vulnerable group are aged between 16 and 24 years and ride motorcycles of up to 125cc.

Young riders are particularly vulnerable due to their lack of experience, can take risks because of a reduced understanding of risk and can be influenced by many external factors.

The survey is being undertaken to gain more detailed information on young riders such as their motivations, reasons for riding, attitudes to safety and collision experience.

The information gained will help inform further work and priorities for the NYRF – helping it to promote road safety for young riders and to encourage road safety practitioners to do more for this casualty group.

Andy Stroulger, RTC reduction manager and powered-two-wheeler lead for SERP, says: “The total number of young riders injured in the UK in the last five years is 30,862. Considering motorcyclists of all ages account for only 1% of the road-users on our roads today, the figures are truly staggering and that is why the NYRF has formed to make young riders a priority.

“This research will help us all to know and understand much more about our young rider. Only when we have that knowledge can we put together effective, engaging, informative, interesting and appropriate road safety resources to specifically target this group.”

Click here to participate in the survey.

Participants will be entered into a prize draw, giving them the chance to win Amazon vouchers.

07 April 2020

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