Deadline approaching for motorcyclists to give road safety views
North-east bikers have only a week to give their views on local motorcycle road safety initiatives, as part of an ongoing study into their effectiveness.
The online survey is looking for honest views and opinions about bikers’ experiences to evaluate the impact these measures have on their attitudes and behaviour.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is working with Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) on the project, which may help inform the development of future safety initiatives.
The survey has already attracted more than 300 responses, with a number of respondents expressing willingness to participate in further interviews as part of the research.
Caroline Hood, research assistant at RGU, said: "We’re very grateful to those bikers who have completed the survey, providing us with a significant amount of useful feedback.
"We know there are lots more bikers across the north-east who will likely have opinions on this important subject and we’d welcome their views before the survey closes."
Road Safety North East Scotland is a partnership consisting of Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, NESTRANS, NHS Grampian, North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who seek to promote road safety and road casualty reduction across the north-east of Scotland.
These organisations work together with the strategic vision of "a future where no one is killed on north-east roads and the injury rate is much reduced."
Ewan Wallace, chairman of RSNES and head of transportation at Aberdeenshire Council, said: "The emphasis of the research is very much north-east focused, and with only a week remaining until the survey closes, I would encourage any biker from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray to spend a few minutes and complete the survey.
“Sadly, motorcyclists continue to feature in local road traffic collisions and through this research we want to ensure that our future road safety approaches remain relevant to bikers’ needs.”
The survey is open until Wednesday, August 14 and can be accessed here or via the road safety pages on the Aberdeenshire Council website. www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/road-safety
People can follow RSNES on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/roadsafetynes