Determining the traffic safety management criteria in highway maintenance works from road users' perspective / Suhaila Ali, Nur'ain Ismail and Norakmarwati Ishak

Ali, Suhaila and Ismail, Nur'ain and Ishak, Norakmarwati (2011) Determining the traffic safety management criteria in highway maintenance works from road users' perspective / Suhaila Ali, Nur'ain Ismail and Norakmarwati Ishak. Research Reports. Research Management Institute (RMI), Shah Alam. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Road traffic injuries are a major public health problem and a leading cause of death, injury and disability around the world. Each year nearly 1.2 million people die and millions more are injured or disabled as a result of road crashes, mostly in the urban areas of developing countries. Better plans, transparent process, and public support are some of the benefits that road managers can obtain by educating and involving the general public. This research examines the perception of highway users towards the installation of the traffic safety equipments during the road maintenance works. Besides that, the research will also determine the traffic safety management criteria in ensuring the traffic control signs and equipments are meeting the highway users' needs. The respondents are consisting of highway users from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. A survey will be conducted by researcher on the installation of traffic safety equipment applicable on highway maintenance work towards the perception of highway user according to homogeneity factors that classified also into two categories which are 'age and gender of the drivers' and 'type of vehicle'. Questionnaire was produce to identify the overall perception of highway user towards the installation of traffic safety equipment that used during maintenance work progress. In addition, the traffic safety management criteria will be determined in ensuring the traffic control signs and equipments are meeting the highway users' needs. The researcher found that the overall perceptions of the respondents stated the installation of the traffic safety equipments during the road maintenance works progress is at below average level. In term of traffic safety management criteria it must have criteria like all the traffic safety equipment should be more brighter and easy to see from long distance, will instruct drivers to follow a path away from where work is being done and concessionaire should aware their equipment in good condition and should do routine maintenance. From the analysis have been carried out, the result shows that the management should improves the safety in work zones from the perception of respondents were analysed and discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Reports)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Ali, SuhailaUNSPECIFIED
Ismail, Nur'ainUNSPECIFIED
Ishak, NorakmarwatiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Road and highway design
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation > Railway operation and management
Divisions: Research Management Institute (RMI)
Item ID: 21229
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traffic safety management; Highway maintenance; Road users
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 08:06
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/21229

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