Development of Pedestrian Crash Prediction Model on Municipal Road in Selangor, Malaysia

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Status of Research : Ongoing in 2010 - initiated in 2009

Research Officer : Ramizam Noor Zaman, Norfaizah Mohamad Khaidir, Rohayu Sarani

Pedestrian safety is a concern especially in the low and middle income countries. Many studies have been carried out to address the problem and many factors found associated to the problem. In Malaysia data from the Royal Malaysian Police for 3 years (2007-2009) reveals that majority of pedestrian crashes took places within the commercial area long municipal road in Selangor. This study aims to find out the important parameter(s) that contribute to pedestrian safety on municipal road in Selangor, Malaysia employing traffic conflict technique. To achieve the objective a total number of 93 sites have been identified and surveyed in which located within the district of Hulu Langat, Gombak, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Klang. Site observation and video recording were adopted for data collection for all the study sites. A statistical model based on the negative binomial distributions was developed to achieve the relationship between the total conflict counts and the road engineering and the environment factors. The variables that found significant (p>0.05) were vehicles volume, pedestrian volume crossing and type of carriageway.

Pedestrian Safety On Municipal Road In Selangor, Malaysia: What Are The Factors That Affect Pedestrian Safety? Presented at the ROSCON 2010 and Proceeding for ROSCON 2010.