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Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research

Institut Penyelidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia

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MIROS collected secondary data, related to road crashes from various agencies. Among the data that we have is the accident statistics, population, number of vehicles registered and road length.
Up till present, the completed and on-going research projects undertaken by this unit include the effects of traffic operating characteristics on crash outcomes e.g. volume and speed studies, the effectiveness of motorcycle facilities e.g. exclusive and non-exclusive motorcycle lanes, the effectiveness of low cost treatment i.e. traffic calming schemes and central hatching, intervention at signalized intersections e.g. optimization of traffic signals and authorized left turn traffic scheme, the safety of built environment around school areas, as well as safety of crash barrier used on expressways.
This unit is also involved in doing road safety assessment at locations of public concern. This unit very often receives request for road safety assessment by the public, local authorities as well as community leaders. Assessment findings obtained will be shared with the relevant parties for further actions.
Sir/madam can refer to the website MIROS to get the latest information on job vacancies.
ITS is acronym for Intelligent Transportation System and it is the application of advanced and emerging technologies such as computers, sensors and electronic devices in transportation with the objectives to save lives, time, money and to be environmental-friendly. Among ITS applications that can be seen in the country are Electronic Tolling Collections (ETC), Traffic Management Centres (TMC), Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and Integrated Transport Terminals (ITT).
The ITS unit currently conducts research and development under the 4 main sectors of ITS in Malaysia, namely Advanced Traffic Management System, Safety Systems, Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations Systems. Among our on-going and planned projects are accident data collection and analysis system, image processing technology for traffic counting, implementation of variable speed limit, journey planner, In Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) and crowd-sourcing of road crash information.
This is a consumer-based program aimed to provide an indicator of the safety performance of bus operators for the general public to make their best choice with confidence when they want to travel.
Crash Injury Science and Prevention Unit (CRIS-P), Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has been given the responsible to handle this program.
CRASE unit was established to conduct studies related to vehicle safety with aim to ensure vehicles safe while on the road. The focus for research is to solve the problem related to motorcycles, heavy vehicles, child safety and others. From that research, it will translate to information to public. In addition, CRASE had a laboratory facility, which able to conduct a crash test and others destructive test. Since 2011, CRASE was a leader in ASEAN countries in the success of ASEAN NCAP program which provided ASEAN NCAP a facility to perform a test.
Passive safety could be interpreted as a systems and devices are those that help to protect vehicle occupants from further injury once a crash has already occurred. The main function of passive safety features is to keep the driver and passengers protected within the vehicle from various crash forces. Safer vehicles contain what engineers sometimes refer to as a life space. The life space is a protected area around vehicle occupants within which the chances of escaping a crash with minimal injuries are more likely. Passive safety features work to ensure that this life space is as safe as possible, and that vehicle occupants remain in this space throughout the crash. Crumple zones help to absorb and distribute crash forces before they reach the passenger and driver’s seats. Similarly, seatbelts,airbags, and headrests help keep the driver and passenger(s) stationary within the life space of the vehicle. Safety features like these reduce the risk of serious injury and allow drivers and passengers to ride out a crash.
BeHAV covers research areas on the behaviour of the road users, traffic enforcement and road accident costing.
BeHAV offers two types of research operations as follows:

Human Factors in Road Accident Database (HFRAD)
Aims to collect detailed and comprehensive data related to the human factors involved in road accidents.

Fieldwork Operations Team (FOT)
Aims to offer consultancy services and human resource to other research centres in conducting data collection using the survey/observation/focus group discussion methods.

Road Safety Management

Safer Roads and Travels

Safer Vehicles

Safer Road Users

Post Accident Response

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