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Analysis of fatal-serious accidents and dangerous vehicle movements at access points on Malaysian rural roads

Mustakim, Fajaruddin (2014) Analysis of fatal-serious accidents and dangerous vehicle movements at access points on Malaysian rural roads. PhD thesis, Nagoya Institute of Technology.

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Abstract

Traffic accidents have been recognized as one of the major causes of human and economic losses in both developed and developing countries. In 2010, Malaysia recorded a total of 414,421 accidents, resulting in an average of 19 deaths from road accidents every single day. This research analyzed the factors relevant to fatal and serious accidents on rural federal roads in Malaysia. The objectives was to identify the dangerous vehicle movements and factors posing significant risks for fatal-serious accidents at access points (non-signalized minor junctions) and to suggest countermeasures. This research consists if seven Chapters. Firstly, Chapter 1 provides a discussion of accident trends and traffic studies in general. In Chapter 2, the scope was then narrowed down to focus on the accident black spot in order to identify the hazardous or black spot sections. Chapter 3 further examines the quantitative accident records and traffic characteristics for each of the selected sections. Next, Chapter 4 focuses on vehicle movements at non-signalized intersections. Chapter 5 provides the methodology and procedures adopted in the development of accident prediction models. Chapter 6 focuses on the development of gap acceptance model. Finally, Chapter 7 provides the development of serious conflict model. This research carries out numerous surveys to observe various traffic movements, including right and left turns, from minor and major roads, in addition to many other characteristics, in order to construct accident analysis models. One of the findings is that right-turn motorcycles caused serious conflicts and right turn movement was considered to be the most dangerous movement.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:27
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:27
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10261
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