Utvärdering av kurser för förare av sportmotorcyklar: kursdeltagarnas behållning och effekten på försäkringsrapporterade skador

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Peter Loukopoulos
Mats Wiklund

VTI has evaluated further training courses offered by the Swedish Motorcyclists Association (SMC) to riders of super-sport motorcycles. This was done through two substudies. In the first study, a series of telephone interviews were performed with persons who participated in the courses in 2007. The aim with this qualitative part of the study was to identify what respondents recalled from their participation in the courses, what they learned from them, and how the aims of the course have been interpreted.

The second study included a follow-up of insurance reported claims during the period 2007-2009. Two groups were compared: those who participated in SMC further training course and those who did not participate in any such course.

From the interview study, it was found that the course structure, i.e. practical exercises interleaved with discussions, received largely positive comments. Riding a motorcycle on public roads was seen as significantly different to riding on a designated track or course, which is why not all aspects of the further training course were viewed as relevant for speeds and circumstances that arise in normal traffic conditions. Some suggestions for improvement dealt with greater individual feedback, use of video cameras, and distribution of printed course material in advance.

According to the follow-up study of insurance reported claims, no significant difference existed between those who completed the course/courses and those who have not passed SMC further training course. Any traffic safety effect of the SMC's courses for sport motorcycle riders was thus not possible to detect by the available data material.

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