Safety helmet use rate and child pillion riders' characteristics in Selangor

The objectives of the survey are to study the current safety helmet use compliance rate among motorcycle rider in relation to child pillion rider; to study the prevalence of safety helmet use among children pillion rider and number of child pillion riders carried per motorcycle in relation to their sitting position; and to determine the relationship between child pillion riders’ physical sizes and their legs positioning. Safety helmet use by motorcyclists on the route to school is generally low. To increase its prevalence, there is a need for public awareness campaigns on the safety benefits of safety helmets use. Furthermore, issues such as ergonomic and the motorcycle design should be given due priority. There are quite a number of children riding motorcycle but has no flat surface to safely rest their foot for support. Thus, the motorcycle design engineers need to cater for the requirements by considering the difference in sizes between an adult and child pillion riders for example, to equip motorcycle with more “flexible” gadget such as a suitable foot peg.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 27p
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    • Issue Number: MRR 121

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  • Accession Number: 01522062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789675967306
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2014 10:54AM