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Findings from IFSTTAR Reveals New Findings on Risk Management (Motorcycle riding under the influence of alcohol: Results from the SARTRE-4 survey)

August 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Research findings on Risk Management are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Versailles, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Riding a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol is a dangerous activity, especially considering the high vulnerability of motorcyclists. The present research investigates the factors that affect the declared frequency of drink-riding among motorcyclists in Europe and explores regional differences."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from IFSTTAR, "Data were collected from the SARTRE-4 (Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe) survey, which was conducted in 19 countries. A total sample of 4483 motorcyclists was interviewed by using a face-to-face questionnaire. The data were analyzed by means of multilevel ordered logit models. The results revealed significant regional differences (between Northern, Eastern and Southern European countries) in drink-riding frequencies in Europe. In general, declared drinking and riding were positively associated with gender (males), increased exposure, underestimation of risk, friends' behaviour, past accidents and alcohol ticket experience."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "On the other hand, it was negatively associated with underestimation of the amount of alcohol allowed before driving, and support for more severe penalties."

For more information on this research see: Motorcycle riding under the influence of alcohol: Results from the SARTRE-4 survey. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;70():121-130. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Accident Analysis and Prevention -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Papadimitriou, IFSTTAR, Versailles, France. Additional authors for this research include A. Theofilatos, G. Yannis, J. Cestac and S. Kraiem.

Keywords for this news article include: Versailles, France, Europe, Risk Management

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