Seat Belt Compliance and University Students

Authors

  • Wan Noor Haida Wan Ahmad Kamal
  • Mohamad Ghazali Masuri
  • Akehsan Dahlan
  • Khairil Anuar Md Isa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v2i7.62

Abstract

Driving, as an instrumental activity of daily living has a positive influence on individual health-related quality of life. A success driving performance will depends on credible drivers, optimum vehicles condition and smart road design. The successful collaboration in between human, machine and environment should encompass two ways ‘communication’. However, 95% of road traffic accident was due to human errors. The purpose of this study is to investigate the seat belt compliance and quality of life among educated young adults in an urban university. Perhaps, this findings could  be used to educate young drivers in the future.

Keywords:4 seat belt compliance; young adult; quality of life.

eISSN 2398-4279© 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

References

Bendak, S. (2005). Seat belt utilization in Saudi Arabia and its impact on road accident injuries. Accid Anal Prev, 37(2), 367-371. doi: doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2004.10.007

DeCarlo, D. K., Scilley, K., Wells, J., & Owsley, C. (2003). Driving Habits and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Age-Related Maculopathy. Optometry & Vision Science, 80(3), 207 - 213.

Demirer, A., Durat, M., & Hasimoglu, C. (2012). Investigation of seat belt use among the drivers of different education levels. Safety Science, 50, 1005-1008.

Hauswald, M. (1997). Seat Belt Use In A Developing Country: Covert Noncompliance With A Primary Enforcement Law In Malaysia. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 29(5), 695-697.

Kim, S., Depue, L., Spence, L., & Reine, J. (2009). Analysis of teenage seat belt use: From the 2007 Missouri high school seat belt survey. Journal of Safety Research, 40, 311-316.

Kulanthayan, S., Raha, A. R., Law, T. H., & Umar, R. S. R. (2004). Seat Belt Use Among Cars Users in Malaysia. IATSS Research 28(1), 19-25.

Kulkarni, V., Kanchan, T., Palanivel, C., Papanna, M. K., Kumar, N., & Unnikrishnan, B. (2013). Awareness and practice of road safety measures among undergraduate medical students in a South Indian state. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 20, 226-229.

Lapparent, M. d. (2008). Willingness to use safety belt and levels of injury in car accidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 1023-1032. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2007.11.005

Masuri, M. G., Dahlan, A., Danis, A., & Md Isa, K. A. (2015). Public Participation in Shaping Better Road Users in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 168(0), 341-348.

Masuri, M. G., Dahlan, A., Danis, A., & Md Isa, K. A. (2015). Regeneration of Road System in the Urban Environment: Will Rehabilitation Components Orientate Road Users? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 170(0), 700-708. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.072

Masuri, M. G., Md Isa, K. A., & Mohd Tahir, M. P. (2012). Children, Youth and Road Environment: Road Traffic Accident. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 38(0), 213-218.

Md Isa, K. A., Masuri, M. G., Abd Aziz, N. A., Md Isa, N. N., Hazali, N., Mohd Tahir, M. P., et al. (2012). Mobile Phone Usage Behaviour while Driving among Educated Young Adults in the Urban University. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 36(0), 414-420.

Mohamed, N., Yusoff, M. F. M., Batcha, W. A., Othman, I., & Abdullah, I. (2010). Seatbelt Wearing Compliance Among Road Users in Putrajaya. In I. 978-983-44643-2-5 (Ed.), MRR 13/2009. Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Mohammadi, G. (2011). Prevalance of seat belt and mobile phone use and road accident injuries amongst college students in Kerman, Iran. Chinese Journal of Traumatology 14(3), 165-169.

Ng, C. P., Law, T. H., Wong, S. V., & Kulanthayan, S. (2013). Factors related to seatbelt-wearing among rear-seat passengers in Malaysia. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50, 351-360.

Olukoga, A., Legall, G., & Odekunle, A. (2011). Pattern of seat belt use by drivers in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:201, 4(201), 1-6.

Rakauskas, M. E., J.Ward, N., & Gerberich, S. G. (2009). Identification of differences between rural and urban safety cultures. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41, 931-937.

Redhwan, A., & Karim, A. (2010). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Road Traffic Regulations Among University Students, Malaysia. The Internal Medical Journal Malaysia, 1, 29-34.

Routley, V., Ozanne-Smith, J., Li, D., Yu, M., JianyueWang, Zhang, J., et al. (2008). China belting up or down? Seat belt wearing trends in Nanjing and Zhoushan. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 1850-1858.

Simsekoglu, Ö., & Lajunen, T. (2009). Relationship of seat belt use to health and driver behavior. Transportation Research, 12(Part F), 235-241.

Published

2017-07-01

Issue

Section

Articles