Motorbike Drivers Perspective on Wearing of Helmet in Hyderabad Metropolitan City, India

Motorbike drivers are vulnerable on Indian roads as the fatality rate is highest in total accidents and thus demand for effectiveness in helmet wearing. This article aims in understanding the attitude, knowledge and characteristics of motorbike drivers towards helmet wearing. An online response sheet, roadside interview and roadside observational survey were performed to understand the above characteristics.The finding of from the study says that 50% of age group (36-50 years) believed that helmet is heavy and causes neck pain.It was observed that 61% of motorbike drivers are wearing helmet and about 80% of pillion drivers recommend wearing of helmet, but 97% of pillion drivers do not wear helmet. The trip length, trip purpose, driver experience and road type are significantly affected by the socio-demographic variables as gender and age towards wearing of helmet. The findings from this article shall be used by traffic administrators for reducing the crash severity.


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  • Accession Number: 01737092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2020 12:28PM