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Motorcycle Stereotypes

Many people see driving a motorcycle as adventurous, unnecessarily dangerous, unreasonably risky. Few regard driving a motorcycle as a practice idea. I would like to see a general demographic on opinions to determine how prevalent the stereotype is.

In respect to the cost of a car, how expensive do you think a motorcycle would be of the same quality? (do not apply this to expensive cars)

0% (0) Much more expensive than a car
16% (3) More expensive than a car
5% (1) About as expensive as a car
61% (11) Less expensive than a car
16% (3) Significantly less expensive than a car

18 voters have answered this question.

How much do you think insurance would cost for driving a motorcycle compared to a car?

0% (0) Significantly more
22% (4) More expensive
11% (2) About the same
61% (11) Less expensive
5% (1) Significantly less

18 voters have answered this question.

How fuel efficient do you think motorcycles are?

0% (0) Less than 15 mpg
16% (3) Between 15 and 30 mpg
16% (3) Between 30 and 45 mpg
50% (9) Between 45 and 60 mpg
16% (3) Between 60 and 75 mpg

18 voters have answered this question.

Given the size of a motorcycle, how easy do you think parking is?

50% (9) Very easy
33% (6) Easier than a car
11% (2) About the same as a car
5% (1) Harder than a car
0% (0) Much harder than a car

18 voters have answered this question.

Are you comfortable riding a bike?

72% (13) Yes
27% (5) No

18 voters have answered this question.

What do you think is the most dangerous aspect of riding a motorcycle among the choices?

5% (1) The speed
5% (1) The skill required to maneuver the bike
22% (4) Losing traction somewhere on the road
66% (12) Other cars on the road

18 voters have answered this question.

What is your experience with motorcycles?

55% (10) I've seen them on the road
33% (6) A family member or friend currently does or has driven one in the past
61% (11) I ride a motorcycle now or used to ride one
22% (4) An acquaintance of mine used to drive one or does now
5% (1) I've only heard of them, but have no other experience

18 voters have answered this question.

If driven safely (proper gear, defensive driving, etc.), is driving a motorcycle still dangerous?

38% (7) Yes
16% (3) No
5% (1) Slightly less dangerous
38% (7) Significantly less dangerous

18 voters have answered this question.

Has anyone you've known been in a motorcycle accident?

52% (9) Yes
47% (8) No

17 voters have answered this question.

Can the risks of driving a motorcycle be dealt with?

11% (2) No, riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous.
22% (4) Yes, but there is no way to minimize the risks to an acceptable level.
66% (12) Yes, the risks can be minimized to a safe level.

18 voters have answered this question.

Do you think people who drive motorcycles are as responsible on the road as automobile drivers?

0% (0) No, people who drive cars are overall more competent on the road.
72% (13) People who drive motorcycles are about as responsible on the road as people who drive cars
27% (5) People who ride motorcycles are more competent on the road.

18 voters have answered this question.

Do you think being involved in a motorcycle accident is more likely due to mistake or an uncontrollable circumstance?

66% (12) Mistake
33% (6) Uncontrollable circumstance

18 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2008-09-26 19:46:22 by neptune2284
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