Title

A cross sectional study on urban motorcyclist obedience: Do road types give any impact?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Journal

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Volume

248

Issue

1

DOI

10.1088/1755-1315/248/1/012057

Abstract

© 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Transportation is critical to sustainable development; it enhances economic growth and accessibility. The increase number of vehicles produced and used around the world for economic purpose also increases the number of traffic accidents. Traffic accidents is one of the highest cause of mortality and disability, therefore, the World Health Organization urges to reduce the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents through system improvements and access to road safety as mentioned in the third and eleventh Sustainable Development Goals target and the Global Plan. National Police Corps data, 2017, shows that the number of motorcycle accidents was five times higher than other types of vehicle accidents. This research aims at finding out the relationship between the types of road traversed and motorcyclist helmet use obedience. Chi-square test indicated a significant association with medium effect size (p<.01). The highest disobedience occurred in local road types (76%), followed by collective and arterial (22.2% and 1.8% respectively). Thus, control in the helmet use especially in local and collective roads has to be increased.

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