Hazard perception and responding by experienced and inexperienced motorcyclists
Keywords: Motorcyclists - II
Submission Date: 2008
The overall aim of this project was to identify the fundamental skills necessary for hazard perception in motorcycle riding. In particular, we aimed to determine the differences between experienced and inexperienced motorcycle riders in their ability to perceive and respond to hazards. These aims were addressed using a focus group discussion and four experiments. Hazard perception tasks were tested on various groups including: experienced drivers with no riding experience, experienced riders who were also experienced drivers, inexperienced riders who varied in driving experience, and novice riders who varied in driving experience. This paper provides an overview of the major findings of the project. We also discuss the difficulties associated with research using motorcycle simulators.