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Factor analysis of motorcycle crashes in Malaysia

Sultan, Z. and Ngadiman, N. I. and Kadir, F. D. A. and Roslan, N. F. and Moeinaddini, M. (2016) Factor analysis of motorcycle crashes in Malaysia. Planning Malaysia, 4 (Specia). pp. 135-146. ISSN 1675-6215

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This research paper focused on factor analysis of motorcycle crashes in Malaysia. Statistics have shown that Malaysia has the highest road fatality risk (per 100,000 populations) among the ASEAN countries and more than 50% of the road accident fatalities involve motorcyclists. The research literature has shown that key factors that significantly involve in the motorcycles crashes are human factors, road and vehicle conditions and environment factors. The purpose of this research is to analyse the driving attitude, behaviour and habits of Malaysian motorcyclists especially the young students. For this purpose, a research survey (N=210) has been conducted in University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in order to perceive road user perception on key factors that contribute to motorcycle crashes in Malaysia among the young students. The results show that the highest factor that contributes to the motorcycle crashes in Malaysia is the human behavior factor, follow by road and vehicle and lastly the environment factor. Human attitude on the road is the main factor that causes a motorcycle crash. Impatience, careless, selfish and dangerous driving make driver involve an accident. Evidence recommendations are suggested to reduce the number motorcycle crash in Malaysia. Implementation of these recommendations can be helpful to reduce the number of accidents and changing the attitude of young driver.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environment factors, Human factors, Malaysia, Motorcycle crashes, Road factor, Social factors, Vehicle factors
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:74080
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 07:34
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 07:34

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