The effect of driver management system according to SHE COP in reducing speed violations

Safety Health and Environment Code of Practice (SHE COP) for the transportation sector was developed in 2007as a result of a series of high profile accidents involving commercial vehicles. A study was conducted among several express bus operators to investigate the effectiveness of SHE COP. The first objective of this study is to evaluate the occurrence of speed violation between implementing and non implementing SHE COP bus operators. The second objective is to evaluate the occurrence of speed violation between single and dual driver bus operations. Speed data was collected by using global positioning system (GPS) units installed in selected express buses among the participating companies. It is found that there is a significant difference of speed violation occurrence between implementing and non implementing SHE COP bus operators and between single and dual driver bus operations. It is interesting to note that once the speed limit is violated, drivers' behaviours are similar and independent of whether SHE COP is being practiced. Most of the drivers, who exceeded the 90 km/h speed limit, drove to a maximum speed ranging from 104 to 106 km/h. Hence, it is recommended that SHE COP be implemented by all commercial vehicle operators as the implementation can contributes towards the reduction of accidents involving commercial vehicles especially express buses.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 25p

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  • Accession Number: 01384557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MRR 11/2009
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:39PM