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Exploring Factors for Pedestrian Fatalities at Junctions in Malaysia

Rizati Hamidun, Azzuhana Roslan and Rohayu Sarani

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue 4, December 2017

Keywords: Pedestrian, accidents, logistic model, Malaysia

Published on: 5 Dec 2017

Over the years, pedestrians are seen as one of the most susceptible road user groups in Malaysia, although their involvement in road accidents has decreased. Using the national accident data from 2009 to 2013, this study applies logistic regression model to explore the factors associated with pedestrian fatalities at road junctions. Among the four factors identified to be behind pedestrian deaths include age, injuries sustained to their head or neck, involvement of heavy vehicles, and location of accidents. Results of this study show that the likelihood of a pedestrian being killed in an accident may increase by 5.6 times when struck by a heavy vehicle. In addition, the probability of death increases to 8.7 times in the event a pedestrian sustains injuries to the head or neck following an accident.

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