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Road Safety Education Intervention For Primary Schools in Malaysia: Any Reduction in Traffic Casualties?

Kulanthayan, K C, Hussain, H, Ahmad Hariza, H, Law, T H

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ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Malaysia records high number of road crashes and deaths as compared to the population and country size. In 2014, there were 476,196 reported road crashes with 6,674 road deaths. The government is committed to ensure that the road crash fatalities be reduced and towards achieving this aim, various strategies and plan have been formulated for implementation under the Malaysia Road Safety Plan 2006-2010. One such strategy was in implementing a Road Safety Education program in primary schools within Malaysia. Findings show road safety education is showing a promising sign on declining trend of road casualties over the period.