Early in 2018, RACV’s market research of on-road riders in Victoria found 81% of riders would be at least moderately influenced by a safety rating system for clothing.
For scooter riders, while 99% wear a helmet all the time, 40% said they never wear motorcycle specific boots or shoes and 36% never wear protective pants. 25% wear thongs or open shoes at least some of the time.
Wearing of protective clothing is highest amongst motorcycle riders, but only 95% wear a helmet all the time. Only 5% said they never wear protective footwear and 6% never wear protective pants, for example.