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Hi! I am doing a research paper on motorcycle safety. Your input would be very helpful. Here are a few questions, answer as many as you feel comfortable with. Thank you for your time and safe riding to you all!

1> How many years have you been riding?

2> What is your age range?
a. under 18
b. 18 - 29
c. 30 - 39
d. 40 - 49
e. 50 - 59
f. 60+

3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? What state is this?

4> Do you wear a helmet:
a. All of the time
b. Almost all of the time
c. Some of the time
d. None of the time

5> Does your state have a motorcycle safety course? If yes, did you take it?

6> Have you been into a motorcyle accident? If yes, please answer the next 4 questions. If no, your done, thank you!

7> Were you drinking?

8> Were you wearing a helmet?

9> Was another vehicle involved with the accident?

10> What was the cause of the accident?
 

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1. 14
2. c
3. yes, VA
4. a
5. yes, yes
6. yes
7. no
8. yes
9. no
10. first bike, very little experience, hit gravel in a turn
 

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Could you better define "accident"? Would this be ANY time the bike was put down under ANY condition at ANY speed to include ANY damage? Accident in my book is where there was significant damage, injury, involving another vehicle or object, or laying it down at speed (any speed above parking lot 10 mph).
 

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1)3 years
2)18-29
3)no, WI
4)a, all the time
5)yes, yes
6)mmmm, some one backed into mine while i was parked. Does that count?
7)no
8)n/a not on bike @ time of accident
9) yes
10) see question 6
 

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1> 6 yrs

2> B.

3> Yes. Georgia

4> All the time.

5> Yes. No.

6> Yes.

7> Negative ghost rider.

8> Yes

9> Yes

10> - hit a corner to hot in cold weather (2002, first bike)
- got run off the road by a stupid chick (2004, second bike)
- hit some sand leaving work, 10-15 mph (2005, third bike:)

p.s. - i did all sorts of papers and speeches in college on motorcycle safety and why all states should require helmets. if you would like any of my research shoot me a PM and i'll hook u up...the data is a few years old but you might be able to use it...this is a great subject, especially if you are a rider...
 

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1)3
2)b
3)no, IL
4)A
5)Kinda. There are motorcycle safty courses sponsered by the MSF, but they are not mandatory. I did not take it.
6)No
 

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1> How many years have you been riding?
10

2> What is your age range?
b. 18 - 29


3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? What state is this?
no. Kansas.

4> Do you wear a helmet:
a. All of the time

5> Does your state have a motorcycle safety course? If yes, did you take it?
yes. no.

6> Have you been into a motorcyle accident? If yes, please answer the next 4 questions. If no, your done, thank you!
no.
 

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1) Less than 1
2) B
3) Yes, Washington
4) A
5) Yes, Yes
6) Yes
7) No
8) Yes
9) Yes (Caused the accident although the car was not damaged)
10) Woman on a cell phone crossed 2 lanes of traffic to make a right hand turn, the process of the other car making the lane change right in front of me caused me to lowside. Maybe with more riding experience I would have been able to ride it out. This was within the first month of me riding. It's been 1700 miles since and no other accidents.
 

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1> 4

2> 18-29

3> My whole country

4> All of the time

5> Yes, Yes

6> Yes

7> No

8> Yes

9> No

10> Rain. Hit white line. Front end slipped out.
 

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[1> How many years have you been riding?

2

2> What is your age range?

b. 18 - 29

3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? What state is this?

Yes, MA

4> Do you wear a helmet:

a. All of the time

5> Does your state have a motorcycle safety course? If yes, did you take it?

Yes, No

6> Have you been into a motorcyle accident? If yes, please answer the next 4 questions. If no, your done, thank you!

No.
 

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1) 12
2) B: 18-29
3) Yes, Nevada has a Helmet law in effect
4) A: All of the time
5) Yes and Yes (My father is an MSF Instructor)
6) Yes
7) No
8) Yes
9) No
10) Stupidity. I got in way over my head on a new motorcycle (less than 6 months of ownership) and failed to negotiate a turn properly.

Good luck on your report.
 
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