Risk factors identification and issues pertaining to road collisions involving pedestrian and motorcycle

Road crash statistics from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) revealed that there are serious concerns over the relatively high amount of road crashes involving pedestrian-motorcycle in Malaysia. Analysis conducted on local motorcycle crash data for the 2001-2010 period showed that motorcyclists were involved in 24.8% of killed and severely injured (KSI) crashes involving a collision with a pedestrian (by type of the first collision). This warrants a study to be carried out to understand the overall accident characteristics and investigate the associated risk factors. Secondary data from RMP records (POL 27) which were retrospectively collected via MIROS Road Accident Analysis and Database System (M-ROADS), were utilised using five years (2009-2013) of related road crashes (n= 1,626). Results of logistic regression analysis shown that the following factors collectively led to a higher probability of being fatal for pedestrians; pedestrian aged more than 25 years old; suffers head injury (location of body injury); being involved in a crash with a road speed limit of more than 50 km/h; being involved in crash occurred at straight road and being involved in a crash that happens at location with dark-unlit condition. Subsequently, focus group discussions with stakeholders were also conducted to gather relevant data to identify related issues and suggestions on motorcycle safety technology with regards to collision with a pedestrian.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 26p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 212

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789672078043
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2017 10:22AM