The relationship between the demographic, personal, and social factors of Malaysian motorcyclists and risk taking behavior at signalized intersections

Muhamad Nazri Borhan, Ahmad Nazrul Hakimi Ibrahim, Affan Aziz, Muhamad Razuhanfi Mat Yazid

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In the context of road safety, risk-taking is undoubtedly one of the main contributory factors in road accidents. The actual forces which influence individuals to take such risks, nevertheless, are still not fully understood. To address this, this study was therefore conducted to investigate the relationship of the demographic, personal, and social factors of motorcyclists, with a specific focus on their risk-taking behavior at signalized intersections in Malaysia. This study adopted the quantitative method using cross-sectional questionnaire surveys and involved 251 respondents. The demographic factors were analyzed using the t-test and an ANOVA Scheffe Post-Hoc test, while the motorcyclists’ personal and social characteristics were analyzed with multiple linear regression. The findings indicate that the individuals who were greater risk takers at signalized intersections were teenage motorcyclists (16–25 years old) who had finished their education before taking their high school diploma, and who also received a lower than average monthly income from private sector firms. The actual experience of accidents was also shown to be positively related to this risk-taking behavior. In addition, in term of personal and social factors, results showed that, for these individuals, there was a significant difference between the strength of peer influence and that of parental and spouse guidance. However, there was no significant difference in the risk-taking behavior of Malaysian motorcyclists riding at signalized intersections for the following factors: between genders, in terms of accident involvement, in terms of enforcement of traffic regulations, and prevention steps and confidence level after being involved in an accident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume121
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Private Sector
Malaysia
Spouses
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Linear Models
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Highway accidents
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demographic factors
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quantitative method
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Keywords

  • Demographic factor
  • Motorcyclists
  • Motorcyclists’ behavior
  • Risk-taking behavior
  • Signalized intersection
  • Social factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The relationship between the demographic, personal, and social factors of Malaysian motorcyclists and risk taking behavior at signalized intersections. / Borhan, Muhamad Nazri; Ibrahim, Ahmad Nazrul Hakimi; Aziz, Affan; Yazid, Muhamad Razuhanfi Mat.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 121, 01.12.2018, p. 94-100.

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