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Volume 90, 2017The 2nd International Conference on Automotive Innovation and Green Vehicle (AiGEV 2016)
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Pedestrian-motorcycle collisions: associated risks and issues
1 Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics Research Centre, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS),, Lot 125-135, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
2 MIROS PC3 Crash Laboratory, KM 15 Jalan Tiang Dua, 75450 Ayer Molek, Melaka, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the statistics, there are serious concerns over the relatively high number of fatal motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrianmotorcycle in Malaysia. The high number of motorcycle registration on road, compounded by its popularity as the major mode of transportation in the nation, imposes safety risk to pedestrians, as well as to other road users. Data from 1,626 related road crashes of Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) for the 2009-2013 period were retrospectively collected via MIROS Road Accident Analysis and Database System (M-ROADS). The data were then analyzed via logistic regression method to determine associations between risks and injury severity in pedestrian-motorcycle collisions. The results indicate that five factors were significantly related to injury severity, which include age, location of body injury, as well as speed limit, road geometry and lighting condition of collision site. 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 pedestrian.
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