A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC

Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, Noor Adilah Hamzah, Nor Kamilah Makhtar, Nurul Husna Che Hassan, Darliana Mohamad, Baba Md Deros

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Abstract

Road transport is the movement of passengers or goods on the road. To date, issues concerning the safety of students and school institutions have continued to attract public attention. The recent spate of incidents insideand outside the school compoundhas brought the issue of children safety into our attention. These include the escalating number of road casualties. This study was conducted to observe road hazard outside the school compound and analyse the safety risksfaced by school children by using the risk matrix. The risks are calculated to include likelihood and severity of hazard as identified in the Guideline of HIRARC 2008. The area selected was the East Coast state of Peninsular Malaysia, with over 111 schools randomly selected in Kelantan. Results werethen analysed and six highlighted hazards were discussed. The results show that the main road posed the highest risk due to speeding vehicles. These vehicles failed to slow down when approaching the school area. The school administrationmustenhance the safety of the staff, students, and public while in the school area. In conclusion, road safety awareness must be instilledamong teachers, students, parents and road users alike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume18
Issue numberSpecialissue2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Hazard
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Road transport
  • Safety
  • School
  • Teacher

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Ismail, A. R., Hamzah, N. A., Makhtar, N. K., Hassan, N. H. C., Mohamad, D., & Md Deros, B. (2018). A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18(Specialissue2), 10-17.

A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC. / Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan; Hamzah, Noor Adilah; Makhtar, Nor Kamilah; Hassan, Nurul Husna Che; Mohamad, Darliana; Md Deros, Baba.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2, 10.06.2018, p. 10-17.

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Ismail, AR, Hamzah, NA, Makhtar, NK, Hassan, NHC, Mohamad, D & Md Deros, B 2018, 'A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. Specialissue2, pp. 10-17.
Ismail AR, Hamzah NA, Makhtar NK, Hassan NHC, Mohamad D, Md Deros B. A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 Jun 10;18(Specialissue2):10-17.
Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan ; Hamzah, Noor Adilah ; Makhtar, Nor Kamilah ; Hassan, Nurul Husna Che ; Mohamad, Darliana ; Md Deros, Baba. / A study of road hazardsfaced bymalaysian school children using HIRARC. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2. pp. 10-17.
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