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New study reveals advanced motorcyclists are more safety conscious but still enjoy their riding

Posted on 30/09/20 |
A recent study has highlighted that motorcyclists who have taken the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider course have safer attitudes on the roads and are involved in fewer collisions per mile than riders who have not completed advanced rider coaching.

Conducted for the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, the survey of nearly 1,300 riders, split evenly between IAM RoadSmart members and non-advanced qualified motorcyclists, also revealed that advanced riders were more aware of the limitations of other drivers and riders and were therefore more likely to show consideration for their fellow road users.

Other key findings from the study revealed advanced riders were less likely to speed in residential areas where the speed limits were less than 40mph, and were less likely to approach bends as quickly as other riders who hadn’t taken part in an advanced course or taken their Advanced Rider test.  Higher levels of riding confidence by advanced motorcyclists was also evident in their choice of speed, on various different road scenarios.

The study also revealed that advanced riders have fewer collisions per year when compared to other riders in their age group and have a lower rate of collision involvement per mile. IAM RoadSmart riders covered, on average, 15,000 miles incident-free compared to non-IAM RoadSmart riders who had a collision, on average, every 9,400 miles.

Neil Greig, Policy and Research Director at IAM RoadSmart, said: “The results of this study are reassuring. Road safety is paramount, and it is great to see that our members are some of the safest road users out there.”

To find out how to become an advanced rider visit www.iamroadsmart.com/courses

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