Hazards identification at bus interchanges in Kuala Lumpur

Che Hassan, Che Rosmani and Hamid, Mahar Diana and Dzulkifly, Norazlin and Mahmood, Noor Zalina (2009) Hazards identification at bus interchanges in Kuala Lumpur. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 4 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 1823-4690,


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Bus is one of the main alternatives of mass public transportation in Kuala Lumpur as it is cheaper and has better coverage area than its counterparts such as Light Rapid Train (LRT) and commuter train. Thousands of people use the bus interchanges around Kuala Lumpur to reach their destinations. In this paper, hazards at these bus interchanges are identified to prevent or, at least to minimize the number of accidents that might occur as well as to reduce health problem. Five bus interchanges were selected for this research; the Hentian Puduraya, Klang Bus Stand, Hentian Putra, Mydin Bus Stand and Hentian Duta. The main objective of this research is to study the level of safety awareness among the management of the bus interchange and also the public. This research is conducted using several methods, which includes observation, checklist, questionnaire and interviews with safety personnel. From the result, it was found that most users of these bus interchanges are aware of safety aspects and this might be due to an increasing level of education. Hazards that might occur at these bus interchanges have also been identified and several suggestions to prevent or minimize these hazards have been made. © School of Engineering, Taylor's University College.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bus interchange, Hazards, Mass public transportation and awareness, Safety,
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 01:01
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 03:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10787

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