Accident reduction (night riding) in road safety study on small motorcycles by 3 proactive measures

Anak Mugan, Jane Daniela (2014) Accident reduction (night riding) in road safety study on small motorcycles by 3 proactive measures. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Bikers are often involved in accidents like other road users. Many are injured and killed each year and their proportion of all traffic injuries has increased, mainly due to the doubling of the number of motorcycles in use in the last decade. The overall aim of this study is to increase the awareness of other road users of motorcyclists’ visibility and their attitudes to road safety and road safety measures, especially during night riding. There were three proactive measurements conducted to compare and enhance the visibility of the motorcyclist during night riding. The three measurements used were application of the reflective sticker on the sides of the motorcycle; a new design of using LED lights on motorcycles safety vest and Circuit modification on signal lamps, where the signal stays on both sides during the riding while the blinkers are still affective when needed. The data collection was by doing field testing on the three proactive measures and questionnaires were distributed to collect surveys among road users, especially small motorcycles and car users. The result shows that by doing some modifications on the safety apparel and on the motorcycle itself will improved motorcyclist’s safety during night riding. The findings also found out that the modification done will enhance and increase the visibility of the small motorcycle riders during night riding. Thus, the research is expected can reduce accident among small motorcycle riders.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
ID Code:5650
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:03 Sep 2014 12:36
Last Modified:03 Sep 2014 12:36

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