Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats

S. MohdSyazwan, Baba Md Deros, H. A. Aqbal, H. Azhar, M. Zulhadi, S. M.R.Sharifah Allyana

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Abstract

Pedestrians' fatality trend in road crashes has been improving in recent years though it remains third in rank behind motorcyclists and car occupants. Based on the statistics, young pedestrians were the most affected group and the commonest injury regions were head and legs. Pedestrian crashes occurred primarily in rural areas and straight roads and at low light environment, and often involve cars and motorcycles. In addition to existing issues of careless and illegal crossing practices, there are potential new hazards face by pedestrian, which are mobile electronic device use and electric vehicle, especially when crossing roads. Road safety programs and interventions shall consider these new issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume18
Issue numberSpecialissue2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018

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Malaysia
Motorcycles
Leg
Head
Safety
Light
Equipment and Supplies
Pedestrians
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • Pedestrian distraction
  • Pedestrian safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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MohdSyazwan, S., Md Deros, B., Aqbal, H. A., Azhar, H., Zulhadi, M., & Allyana, S. M. R. S. (2018). Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18(Specialissue2), 104-110.

Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats. / MohdSyazwan, S.; Md Deros, Baba; Aqbal, H. A.; Azhar, H.; Zulhadi, M.; Allyana, S. M.R.Sharifah.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2, 10.06.2018, p. 104-110.

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MohdSyazwan, S, Md Deros, B, Aqbal, HA, Azhar, H, Zulhadi, M & Allyana, SMRS 2018, 'Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. Specialissue2, pp. 104-110.
MohdSyazwan S, Md Deros B, Aqbal HA, Azhar H, Zulhadi M, Allyana SMRS. Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 Jun 10;18(Specialissue2):104-110.
MohdSyazwan, S. ; Md Deros, Baba ; Aqbal, H. A. ; Azhar, H. ; Zulhadi, M. ; Allyana, S. M.R.Sharifah. / Revisiting pedestrian casualties in Malaysia and the escalating new threats. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2. pp. 104-110.
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