Road Traffic Accident in Malaysia: Trends, Selected Underlying, Determinants and Status Intervention

Mohd Khairul Amri, Kamarudin and Roslan, Umar and Noorjima, Abd Wahab and Ahmad Shakir, Mohd Saudi (2018) Road Traffic Accident in Malaysia: Trends, Selected Underlying, Determinants and Status Intervention. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4). pp. 112-117. ISSN 2227-524X

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This paper includes review of the trends, selected underlying, determinants and status intervention. The 1.17 million of deaths occur each year worldwide due to road accidents 70 % of which occur in developing countries in the world. 65% of deaths involve pedestrian’s causes, 35 % of which are children. Estimates suggest that 23–34 million people are injured worldwide every year in road crashes. Fatal accidents are among the major factors of death in the world apart from chronic diseases such as stroke, lung infections, respiratory difficulties and heart disease. The rise in fatal accidents in Malaysia is 70%. This study was conducted to study the rate of fatal accidents on roads in the state of Selangor and Perlis based on fatal accident data for a period of five years from 2013 to 2017. The data were analyzed using quantitative methods which took into account the research conducted by researchers last. Based on analyzed data, the state of Selangor recorded the highest accident rate while Perlis state recorded the lowest accident rate. Among other things being studied are factors affecting the rate of road accidents in both states. In conclusion, the traffic, the physical structure of the road and the road users' focus is a factor of road accidents more concentrated in a particular area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Road Accident; determinants; intervention; fatal accident; developing countries.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 03:40
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 03:40

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