Cycle Aware Driver Survey and Module: Information Sheet

Over the past ten years, rates of cycling participation have been increasing. With more cyclists on the road, there is growing concern about how well drivers and cyclists are prepared to share the road and safely interact with each other. While there are many education courses aimed at cyclists, drivers have few resources available to assist them in learning how to interact safely with cyclists.

Our project team has developed an online, interactive module to assist drivers to share the road safely with cyclists. The module aims to both ‘inform’ drivers and provide a ‘self-checking’ tool so they can test their own knowledge of interacting safely with cyclists.

We are inviting all drivers to try our module. First, we would like participants to complete an online survey and then complete the online Cycle Aware module. The survey will help us to understand drivers’ knowledge and experience of interacting with cyclists. Responses to the module will help us determine whether the module is engaging and where we can make improvements.

The survey will take about 5 minutes and the module will take 5-10 minutes.

To ensure responses are from ‘real people’ not robots, we ask participants to register with their email address for both the survey and the module. Email addresses will be immediately deleted from our records so that it is not possible to identify you or link your responses to the email. Importantly your responses to the survey and module cannot be related to or impact on your driver’s licence. Submitting the survey and module responses will be taken as consent to participate in the study.

Our research has been funded by the Australia Research Council. The study involves researchers from the University of Adelaide, Monash University and Queensland University of Technology working together with the Motor Accident Commission, Amy Gillett Foundation, Royal Automobile Association, Adelaide City Council. Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure and the Northern Territory Government.

For more information contact: Dr Jennifer Bonham at University of Adelaide jennifer.bonham@adelaide.edu.au

Independent complaints procedure

The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number H-2016-076). If you wish to speak with an independent person regarding concerns or complaints about the research project or your rights as a participant then you should contact the Human Research Ethics Committee’s Secretariat on phone (08) 8313 6028 or by email to hrec@adelaide.edu.au. Any complaint or concern will be treated in confidence and fully investigated. You will be informed of the outcome.