The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour

Mohd Syazwan Solah, Baba Md Deros, Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi, Nur Zarifah Harun, Azhar Hamzah, Aqbal Hafeez Ariffin

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Abstract

Mobile phone distraction is a global issue in road safety perspective especially involving the pedestrians. A lot of research findings had suggested that the use of mobile phone increase the risk for pedestrians while crossing the road, but there have been very few studies that could explain the said threat in Malaysia's situation. This study aims to identify the distracted pedestrian behaviour via the video recording method. More than 300 samples were observed as involved in mobile phone distractions while crossing the roads from a total of approximately 1,500 analysed samples. The study also found that the highest mode of distraction observed among pedestrians was the "handheld usage" (conversing) as compared to the "hands-free" and "application usage" modes. In addition, the distractions had significantly affected the time to cross and the observed road users who were involved in "application usage" took longer time to cross. These results provide a prevalence material that may be useful in the development of countermeasures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume2016
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Crossing
  • Distraction
  • Mobile phone
  • Pedestrian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Solah, M. S., Md Deros, B., Jawi, Z. M., Harun, N. Z., Hamzah, A., & Ariffin, A. H. (2016). The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2016(Specialissue), 61-66.

The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour. / Solah, Mohd Syazwan; Md Deros, Baba; Jawi, Zulhaidi Mohd; Harun, Nur Zarifah; Hamzah, Azhar; Ariffin, Aqbal Hafeez.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 2016, No. Specialissue, 2016, p. 61-66.

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Solah, MS, Md Deros, B, Jawi, ZM, Harun, NZ, Hamzah, A & Ariffin, AH 2016, 'The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 2016, no. Specialissue, pp. 61-66.
Solah MS, Md Deros B, Jawi ZM, Harun NZ, Hamzah A, Ariffin AH. The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2016;2016(Specialissue):61-66.
Solah, Mohd Syazwan ; Md Deros, Baba ; Jawi, Zulhaidi Mohd ; Harun, Nur Zarifah ; Hamzah, Azhar ; Ariffin, Aqbal Hafeez. / The effects of mobile electronic device use in influencing pedestrian crossing behaviour. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 2016, No. Specialissue. pp. 61-66.
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