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Proactive safety measure using road environment assessment program (REAP)

Intan Suhana, Mohd Razelan and Azlina, Ismail and Zahrizan, Zakaria (2019) Proactive safety measure using road environment assessment program (REAP). International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11 (2). pp. 269-279. ISSN 2229-838X (Print); 2600-7916 (Online)

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Abstract

In Malaysia, reactive crash statistics have becoming very crucial in evaluating road’s safety level and in deciding crash-prone areas known as black spot. The establishments of these statistics normally take years to complete as a result of several well-known setbacks within developing countries. Those obstacles had produced poor crash database having low accessibility, reliability and adequateness of crash data that finally brought major impact to the entire road safety system. In light of that, a proactive safety measure called Road Environment Assessment Program (REAP) has been developed to help evaluating the environment risk factors of a road, calculating the risk index and presented the results through Google Earth platform. REAP was developed based on composite risk index value aggregated from 14 road environment indicators existed in most Malaysia federal roads. Based on the local conditions of the selected roads, specific road environment risk factor were produced where trend and risk level as well as identifications of riskiest road section could be easily identified. REAP is a time-saving and cost-saving tool as it can directly recognize problematic road environment factors while planning on the best and suitable road improvement procedures for problematic sections.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite index; Malaysia road; Proactive safety measure; Road environment
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 02:29
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 02:29
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/27349
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