Power TwoWheel (PTW) riders comprise a vulnerable road user category as they exhibit high risk rates compared to other drivers, as well as high severity rates. This in combination with the increase of the riding population calls for effective measures towards improving PTW road safety. A prerequisite for the design of such measures is the understanding of accident causation factors, an element of which is PTW risky behaviour. The present study investigates PTW risky behaviour using verbal methods. In particular, it employs already established methodologies to identify PTW rider patterns, attitudes and risky behaviour. Within this study, the hypothesis that the riding population can be divided into two distinct groups – namely, commuters and sports riders, that exhibit different behaviour is also tested. This hypothesis does not seem to be confirmed by the findings of the study, and results indicate that a Greek sports rider may also be a commuter.
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