It’s no secret that the relationship between motorcyclists and car drivers is generally negative, with both parties disdain for one another which can be attributed to a number of factors. While this does not all the time occur and depends on the individual, it is interesting to see why relationships can freeze and to consider both parties.
2018 Devitt The Biker Survey looks into this relationship and provides some interesting results. So, read on for a deeper look into this complicated relationship.
What Motorcyclists Think of Drivers
When asked which adjectives listed in the survey best describe car drivers, as many as 70% of registered motorcyclists were bothered indicating that safety is the main reason why motorcyclists dislike car drivers. 61% also think drivers are impatient while 49% aren’t careful, again suggesting security is a concern together with perhaps an absence of respect for other road users. In addition, when asked about personal experiences, 64% of respondents admitted that motorcyclists had a negative view of car drivers.
Car Driver at Motorcyclist
Respondents were also asked which statement they agreed with about the emotions of car drivers towards motorcyclists and 80% of respondents said that “car drivers have a negative view of motorcyclists”. It seems that the main problem with car drivers is that they perceive motorcyclists as reckless and are quick to blame car drivers.
Why Motorcyclists Don’t Like Car Drivers
When asked how motorcyclists feel when riding near cars, 48% said they sometimes feel worried about safety while 42% often feel worried. 79% stated that they’re very vigilant to watch for distracted drivers not paying attention to the road and more than half claimed that drivers are more likely to cut off/perform dangerous maneuvers on the road.
Who is the Most Distraction
When asked whose ranking is the most probably distracted on the way, the vans were placed first directly in front of the cars and then the bikers in third. It is obvious that motorcyclists will be the most focused on the road but the survey clearly shows that disturbing and endangering other road users is a major problem for motorcyclists which is simple to understand when you think about motorcyclists are a vulnerable group without protection. owned by the driver of the car.
The negative relationship between motorcyclists and car drivers has existed for a long time and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. It is inevitable that road users will complain about other road users, particularly when using different forms of transport, but it is obvious that road safety and responsibility are key and all road users must stay focused and show respect no matter what. many wheels they’ve.