Thanks to Malc for reminding me of this particular paper. It’s getting on a little in years now but still asks and attempts to answer some important question.
THE MINTER REPORT – AN ANALYSIS OF STATISTICS RELATING TO MOTORCYCLING
The study attempts to prove that the accident liability of drivers is not dependent on the type of motor vehicle used and that for the same age and experience the accident levels of twmv riders and car drivers are not very different.Although official statistics on accidents and casualties appear to show that motorcycling is many times more dangerous than car driving, it is believed that these figures overstate the situation. The study examines official and other data in order to judge the matter fairly and makes proposals for future policies that could be followed by both trade and users of twmvs. It is suggested that as there are wide variations of driving behaviour and competance amongst both motorcyclists and car drivers, such variations should be taken into account before conclusions are made.
Report Numbers: Monograph
Motorcycle Association of Great Britain Limited
Starley House, Easton Road Coventry England
Authors: MINTER, A L
Pagination: 86 p.
Publication Date: 1983-12