A study of road hazards faced by Malaysian school children using HIRARC

Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, and Noor Adilah Hamzah, and Nor Kamilah Makhtar, and Nurul Husna Che Hassan, and Darliana Mohamad, and Baba Md Deros, (2018) A study of road hazards faced by Malaysian school children using HIRARC. [Indexed Article]


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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 insideandoutside the school compound has brought the issue ofchildren safetyinto our attention. These include the escalating number of road casualties. This study was conducted to observe roadhazard outside the school compound and analyse the safety risksfaced by school childrenby using the risk matrix. The risks arecalculated to includelikelihood and severity of hazard as identified in theGuideline of HIRARC 2008. The area selected was the East Coaststateof Peninsular Malaysia, withover 111 schools randomly selected in Kelantan. Re sults 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 administration must enhance the safety ofthe staff, students, and public while in the school area. In conclusion, road safety awareness must be instilled among teachers, students, parents and road users alike.

Item Type: Indexed Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hazard, road transport, school, children, teacher, safety, hazard identification, risk analysis
Faculty: Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage
Depositing User: Pn. Norhayati Nordin
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 03:53
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 02:47
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/10414
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