Factors affecting motorcyclist accident: psychological, environmental and vehicle factors

Mohd Nusa, Fatin Najwa and Ishak, Siti Zaharah and Abdull Rahman, Siti Hamidah and Awang, Zulkifli and Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza (2021) Factors affecting motorcyclist accident: psychological, environmental and vehicle factors. In: 3rd MITRANS INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT CONFERENCE (MILTC2021), 1 - 2 December 2021, online view.


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The highest contributor to road accidents and fatality in Malaysia involves motorcyclists. Recognizing this fact, identifying the issues that cause motorcyclists’ accidents is essential for the government to develop appropriate road safety strategies to address the problem. Factors associated with motorcyclist accidents are generally related to motorcyclist riding behavior, road engineering and environments, and vehicle factors. Possible reasons that caused motorcyclist fatalities are riding above the speed limit, breaking traffic lights, following other vehicles closely, and the negligence of riders. This paper aims to identify the main factors affecting fatal accidents among motorcyclists from the perspectives of 146 road transport officers’ ranking from the high to low order. Respondents involved in this study are staff and officers who serve in the Malaysian Road Transport Department. This study adopted the Theory of Planned Behavior (1985) and other factors influencing motorcyclists’ attitudes and behaviors. Using Microsoft Excel, frequency analysis was used to rank all factors associated with motorcyclist accidents in the questionnaire survey. Findings show that psychological factors were the main factors affecting motorcyclist accidents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motorcyclists; fatal accident; road; frequency analysis; psychological factors.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE5601-5725 Automotive transportation Including trucking, bus lines, and taxicab service
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 01:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 01:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7784

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