Surveys and Research

TAC Research Results

Here you will find information and downloads on the TAC's Road Safety and Marketing research. For more information see our surveys page which provides information on other surveys we are conducting and details for survey participants.

Motorcycle Client Research

So that we could get a better understanding of the main causes of motorcycle crashes, the TAC surveyed close to 1,000 riders who have crashed to establish what the key factors to both on and off-road motorcycle crashes.

Purpose The aim of the research was to better understand the factors contributing to crashes, crash circumstances and to understand the key differences between injured on-road and off-road motorcyclists.   


Survey Size N = 3,200 invitations. n = 1,441 contacts, n 964 completed surveys. Response rate = 71%
Methodology A random sample of TAC clients who had been injured in motorcycle crashes occurring between 2010 -2014 were approached to take part.
Frequency and timing Ad hoc survey.
Survey partner Ipsos Social Research Institute

Road Safety Monitor

We have been conducting the Road Safety Monitor research annually since 2001 with our participants drawn from Victorian car licence holders and registered vehicle owners. See our latest results below.

Purpose Measure and track changes in road user perceptions, attitudes and self-reported behaviours and identify potential areas of road safety concern in the community
Target population Victorian car licence holders and registered vehicle owners
Survey Size N = 2,000 invitations. n = 961 completed surveys. Response rate = 48.1%
Methodology Sample drawn from VicRoads' driver licensing and vehicle registration databases VicRoads database. Questionnaires mailed, completed in hardcopy, on-line, or over the phone. Mail and telephone follow up.
Frequency and timing Annual survey since 2001. Conducted August to October, analysis and reporting November to January. Since 2014, two waves of the RSM are run – a shorter 'Pulse' version, and the standard 'Main' version.
Survey partner Social Research Centre 

You can find earlier results in the Surveys and Research archive.

Motorcycle Monitor

Our fourth Motorcycle Monitor research was conducted in 2015 with participants drawn from Victorian motorcycle licence holders and owners of registered motorbikes.

Purpose Measure and track changes in road user attitudes and self-reported behaviour and identify potential areas of concern in the community
Target population Victorian motorcycle licence holders and owners of registered motorcycles
Survey size N=2350 invitations. n=800 completed surveys. Response rate = 34%
Methodology Sample drawn from VicRoads database. Invitation letter mailed, completed online or by phone. Hardcopy survey sent by mail with reminder; and telephone follow up.
Frequency and timing Conducted May to July; analysis and reporting October - November.
Survey partner Ipsos Social Research Institute.

You can find earlier results in the Surveys and Research archive.

For further information on our research please contact the Road Safety and Marketing team via email (info@tac.vic.gov.au).