The main results obtained through this experiment on motorcyclists’ Risk Awareness (as assessed with the CRITIC video-based method) demonstrate that not any statistically significant differences are observed at the Inter-Countries level. By contrast, significant differences in risk awareness ability are observed between Commuters and Sport Riders (i.e. Inter-Profiles level): in comparison with Sport Riders, Commuters globally underestimate the situational criticality of the CRITIC video sequences. Other differences between these two profiles of motorcyclists also appear concerning their respective
(1) motivations for using a motorbike (Commuters’ motivations are mainly “saving time”, “easier parking” and “advantage costs”, against “pleasure of riding”, “riding bend” and “acceleration feeling” for Sport Riders),
(2) risky manoeuvres implemented when riding (for example, more frequent overtaking between lanes or filtering between cars on highway for Sport Riders, against more frequent use of bus lanes and of hard-shoulder for Commuters), and
(3) speeding attitudes (for example, higher maximal or cruise speeds practiced by the Sport Riders than by Commuters).
The LTU part is funded by the MHF and runs from 2009 to 2011.