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Road Safety Research Centre (RSRC)

ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH CENTRE (RSRC)

 

ABOUT US

The Road Safety Research Centre (RSRC) was established in 1992 at the Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) by the late Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Radin Umar Radin Sohadi. It is the only research centre in UPM and the regional countries that focused its research in the field of road safety covering issues related to safety of transport system and infrastructure, vehicle, driver and passenger, motorcycle rider and pillion, bicycle rider and pedestrian.

 

RSRC fulfils its research and consultancy functions through the collaboration of researchers in and outside UPM from various disciplines such as road safety engineering, transportation engineering, mechanical engineering, social science, epidemiology, medical, economics and communication.


Among the research conducted include road accident modeling and management, motorcyclists conspicuity, motorcyclist behaviour modification, helmet wearing and standards, vehicle safety, motorcyclist injury control, accident costing, motorcycle lanes and standards, motorcyclist exposure control, pedestrian safety, bicyclist safety, road safety education in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. RSRC niche research is in motorcycle rider and pillion safety.

 

 

VISION

Being an internationally recognized center of excellence on research progress in the field of road safety for the benefit of a human being.

 

 

MISSIONS

 

  • Continuously conduct basic and applied researches relating to road crashes, vehicle safety, transportation engineering in Malaysia and the regional countries.

 

  • Transform the problems into research questions and develop the research outcomes into policies, programs and countermeasures.

 

  • Disseminate and share the research outcomes with the community around the world.

 

 

STAFF:

 

No.

Name

Position

1

Raja Muhammad Muzamir bin Raja Mahadi

Administrative staff

 

 

KEY RESEARCHERS:

 

No.

Name

Email

Research Area

1

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Law Teik Hua

lawteik@upm.edu.my

Transport safety

2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussain Hamid

hushamid@upm.edu.my

Transport safety

3

Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon

wongsv@upm.edu.my

Mechanical and road safety

4

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani

kulan@upm.edu.my

Public health

5

Dr. Fauzan Mohd. Jakarni

fauzan.mj@upm.edu.my

Pavement

6

Dr. Alfian Abdul Halin

alfian@upm.edu.my

Multimedia

 

 

ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS:

 

No.

Title

Grant

Amount

1

Investigation of the direct and indirect effect of inflation on the motorcycle to passenger car ownership ratio

Geran Putra

RM46,600

2

Evaluation of moisture damage performance of asphalt mixtures in thin films based on fundamental properties of aggregates-bitumen interaction

FRGS

RM82,892

3

Scalling up Implementation and Evaluating Safety At Home Program in Kuala Lumpur (Applied and Filtered 1st Round)

Honeywell ASEAN

USD200,000

4

Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative Phase III (Applied and Filtered 1st Round)

Safe Kids Worldwide USA

USD15,000

 

 

PUBLICATIONS FOR 2018:

 

No.

Title

Authors

Journal

Vol

1

Relative improvements in road mobility as compared to improvements in road accessibility and urban growth: A panel data analysis.

Ng, CP, Law, TH, Jakarni, FM & Kulanthayan, S

 

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

 

117

2

Determining the water damage resistance of nano-clay modified bitumens using the indirect tensile strength and surface free energy methods.

Omar, HA, Yusoff, NIM, Ceylan, H, Rahman, IA, Sajuri, Z Jakarni, FM & Ismail

Construction and Building Materials

167

3

Effect of stem aging on
performance-related properties of hot asphalt mixture

Yousif, RA, Muniandy, R, Hassim, S & Jakarni, FM

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

30

4

Evaluating the effect of lane width and roadside configurations on speed, lateral position and likelihood of comfortable overtaking in exclusive motorcycle lane

Ibrahim, M.K.A., Hussain, H., Law, T.H., Wong, S.V

 

Accident Analysis and Prevention

 

111

5

Structural equation modeling for subcontracting practice: Malaysia chapter

Lew, Y.L., Hassim, S., Muniandy, R., Law. T.H.

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

25

6

Profiled composite slab strength determination method

Kachalla Mohammed, Karim I.A., Aziz, F.N.A.A., Law, T.H.

Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering

2

7

Detecting the urban traffic network structure dynamics through the growth and analysis of multi-layer networks

Rui Ding, Norsidah Ujang, Hussain Hamid, Mohd Shahrudin Abd Manan, Yuou He, Rong Li, Jianjun Wu

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Application

503

8

Determinants of certified motorcycle helmet use among postal delivery riders at rural areas in Peninsular Malaysia

Kaviyarasu Yellapan, Kulanthayan KC Mani, Shamsul Bahri Md. Tamrin

IATSS Research

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN 2018:

 

No.

Title

Organization

Venue

1

A short course on “Weaving Analysis using Highway Capacity Manual

Program Latihan JKR

CREATE, Melaka

2

Training on “Hazard Perception Training for Construction Workers”

MRT Engineers and technical staffs

Sri Serdang, Selangor

3

Forum Panelist at 2nd Conference of ASEAN Road Safety

Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research

Summit Hotel, USJ, Selangor

4

Interviewed by press: “Berhemah pamer bahan kempen pilihan raya

KOSMO (22 Nov 2018)

 

5

Interviewed by press: “Hala tuju pengangkutan awam perlu lebih jelas

Berita Harian (2 Nov 2018)

 

6

Interviewed by press: “Hukuman tegas tingkat kesedaran

Berita Harian (10 Oct 2018)

 

7

Interviewed by press: “Langkah bekukan kenaikan tol dikhuatiri tingkatan kesesakan

Astro Awani (3 Nov 2018)

 

8

Interviewed by press: “Okay untuk ECRL dikaji semula, tidak untuk batal MRT3

UTUSAN (30 May 2018)

 

9

Interviewed by press: “Those who use public transport are smart

New Strait Time (6 Apr 2018)

 

10

Interviewed by media: “Malaysia expressway operation and safety issues

Politikonomi, RTM 1 (28 Dec 2018)

 

 

CONTACT INFO 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Law Teik Hua

Road Safety Research Center

Faculty of Engineering

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Tel – 603-9769 6371

Fax – 603-86567129

Email – lawteik@upm.edu.my

 

Updated:: 15/07/2019 [m_zulfadhli]

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