A study on the viability of the rear seat belt law in Malaysia /Jihad Syahida Nadia Zakaria... [et al.]

Zakaria, Jihad Syahida Nadia and Saiful Azhar, Adlin Shazana and Abdul Jalil, Hafiza and Tajuddin, Izzati (2009) A study on the viability of the rear seat belt law in Malaysia /Jihad Syahida Nadia Zakaria... [et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


This paper studies the viability of the newly implemented rear seat belt law in
Malaysia. To extract relevant information, semi-structured interviews were conducted
with three road traffic authorities to supplement the library-based information which
were mostly on global illustrations of the rear seat belt law being implemented. Factors
like safety, culture and passenger overload were considered to be largely insufficient to
influence the viability of this law from being implemented. Our study also signify that
although it is too soon to study whether this newly legislated law will be able to reduce
the rate of fatalities in our country, worldwide statistics have proven this fact. Finally,
our findings indicate that although the relevant government bodies are certain that
enough research has been done to prove the suitability of the rear seat belt law in
Malaysia, the end-result will largely depend on public's compliance of the law.


Item Type: Student Project
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Zakaria, Jihad Syahida Nadia
Saiful Azhar, Adlin Shazana
Abdul Jalil, Hafiza
Tajuddin, Izzati
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Accidents. Prevention of accidents
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Public safety
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Seat belt law, rear seat belt, Malaysia
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32875
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