Prevalence and Factors Associated With Road Traffic Crashes Among App-Based Motorcycle Taxi Drivers: A Case Study of Vietnam

Motorcycle taxi plays an important part in transport network system in many developing countries. It can service effectively demands in areas which are far way main streets where other public transport modes are not available. This transport mode has been becoming much more popular when online ride-hailing companies launched motorcycle taxi services for the last few years. This study aims to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with road traffic crashes among app-based motorcycle taxi drivers. Both field survey and online survey, which aims to obtain information about drivers’ demographic, working history, behaviour and crash involvement, were undertaken. A total of 602 valid survey responses from drivers were obtained across three cities in Vietnam, including 571 males and 31 females. The overall reported prevalence of road traffic crashes among app-based motorcycle taxi drivers over a one-year period was approximately 30%. Binary logistic regression modelling showed that traffic road crash rate was associated with non-students, lower education levels, high daily travelling distance, regular smoking and using mobile phone while driving. Despite online ride-hailing motorcycle taxi services were regulated, the reported prevalence of crashes among motorcycle taxi drivers was relatively high. Therefore, stronger combined interventions should be considered by taxi companies to reduce the risk of being involved to a crash such as increasing road safety education for non-student drivers and older drivers, applying a limited daily travelling distance for drivers or targeting enforcement of existing legislation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ANF30 Standing Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Nguyen-Phuoc, Duy Quy
    • Nguyen, Ha Anh
    • De Gruyter, Chris
    • Vo, Nhat Dinh Quang
    • Le, Quang Thanh
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  • Date: 2019


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01697908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-00629
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2019 3:51PM