Modeling Crucial Road Environment Risk Factor for Developing Asian Countries Using Principal Component Analysis

Intan Suhana, Mohd Razelan and Hussain, H. and Law, T. H. and Ahmad Farhan, Md. Shokeri (2015) Modeling Crucial Road Environment Risk Factor for Developing Asian Countries Using Principal Component Analysis. In: Conference of Asean Road Safety 2015, 3-6 November 2015 , Kuala Lumpur. pp. 1-7.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Traffic accidents in developing countries imposed serious effect especially in terms of its economic turnover on medical supplies and vehicles parts (Bener, A., et al. 2003). Bener, A., et al. (2003) who had done extensive works in proposing a strategy to improve road safety in developing countries concluded that Malaysia is also one of the most prominent countries in this issue. He summarized that by looking at the motorization levels and fatality rates for various countries within 1988 – 1998, Malaysia has reported to have about 1111.0 vehicles / 10,000 persons with 2.43 fatalities were recorded for every 10,000 persons. As such, this study aims to investigate crucial road environment factors for Asian developing countries by taking Malaysia Federal Road network as study area. Fourteen road environment attributes were selected based on specific criteria with an aim to improve the overall environment condition of the road. Crash data were supplied by Malaysian Royal Police Force (PDRM) and the rest of the data were mainly collected using video-logs and on-site measurement methods. Three stretches of roads comprises of 315.5 km of federal roads were selected as study areas. A test vehicle attached with video-camera was driven along this road where the road environments were recorded. By employing principal component analysis, crucial road environment factors as well as specific attributes that constantly contributed to safety problem of this road were identified. Four road environment factors namely roadway, roadside, road infrastructure and road operational environment have collectively been identified as the most crucial road environment factors for federal roads. Identifications of these factors are very useful since it would be a better reference in identifications of risky environment factors that need urgent treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Federal Road, road environment, risk factor
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 03:33
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 07:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/11523
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