Older and Returning Riders
From time to time we hear claims that older riders are over represented in motorcycle crashes. It is then assumed this is due to returning riders with a subsequent push for some sort of training for them.
Reference to the 2018 data would seem to bear this out.
"53% of motorcycle riders who lost their lives in 2018 and 48% of those hospitalised in 2017/2018 were aged over 40."
However, also from the TAC website
"As at June 2017, more than 420,000 Victorians held a current Victorian motorcycle licence or permit. Of these licence holders:
88% were male
Overall, the outstanding recommendation from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety all those years ago to have a central data collection agency is becoming more and more necessary as time marches on with so little being done to properly collate and use data to improve the safety of all road users, rather than agencies collecting what they deem significant to achieve pre-conceived aims.