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Hey everyone! We created this group as part of our Globalization, Cyber Culture and Future Studies course. Throughout the winter 2011 semester, we have promoted scooter safety around our campus at Universite Sains Malaysia. Now we are asking you to join us in continuing our journey to protect our scooter drivers as well as pedestrians throughout Malaysia! This group is created to spread scooter safety awareness and to encourage safe driving practices most specifically around our campus. Hopefully by started small we can eventually campaign for some serious change throughout Penang, and then throughout Malaysia. Please join our group and help us help you!! Thanks again from our group Scooterdanger2011!

Board of Directors

Stephanie Dawe – Creator and President

Nisha Patel – Vice President

Laura Doulton – Vice President of Communications

Ginger Greey – Fundraising Representative

Chris Dunne – Marketing and Advertising Executive

Lucas Allen – Social Representative

 

Vision and Values

Our vision is to build a safety focused environment for scooter drivers and pedestrians throughout Malaysia.
Values

Scooterdanger2011 shares a set of values that shape how we live everyday. Our core values set common direction on how to make decisions about safety with a sense of pride and leadership. We recognize that it is not only what we achieve, but how we achieve it that truly makes us proud of our accomplishments. We believe our core values develop a culture of genuine concern for our teammates, by working collaboratively for the betterment of our campus. We are willing to challenge the standards and laws already in place, by promoting the best possible safety practices in order to work towards a safe environment for everyone. We feel empowered to challenge the norms and promote safety awareness to students at Universite Sains Malaysia while working towards our vision.

Scooterdanger2011 is a outgoing, leadership-driven group whose people are committed to promoting scooter laws and regulations throughout University Sains Malaysia campus.



Open Communication – Fostering an environment where information moves freely in a timely manner
Safety – Relentless commitment to protecting ourselves, our fellow students, and our community
Teamwork – Sharing our ideas in an open and supportive manner to achieve excellence
Leadership – Empowering individuals to help guide and inspire others

 

Goals

  • Increase scooter safety awareness throughout Universite Sains Malaysia.
  • Have a 50% increase in attendees at the December 2011 work shop, compared to the September 2011 workshop.

 

Execution

  • Meet biweekly in the International Office student lounge on Fridays at 4pm.
  • Work collaboratively to arrange a work shop for students that will run over the course of one semester (Fall 2011), having the work shop offered monthly to students who want to come.
  • Build a team to work alongside the Marketing and Advertising Executive to promote the work shop and encourage students to attend.
  • Place posters all over campus, promoting scooter safety and posting scooter statistics.
  • Form a Facebook group and invite students from Universite Sains Malaysia to join.
  • Build a team to work alongside the VP of Communications to write the content for the flyers and handouts.
  • Hand out flyers and handouts monthly to students and place them on scooters around campus.

 

Traffic Statistics!!

Did you know that from 2002 to 2005, traffic accidents in Malaysia increased at an average rate of 9.7% per assum? Compared to the earlier days, total number of road accidents in Malaysia had increased from 24,581 cases in 1974 to 328,264 cases in 2005, reaching a more than 135% increase of accidents cases over 30 years! The number of fatalities (death within 30 days after the accident) also increased from 2,303 in 1974 to 6,200 in 2005.

Studies state the rapid growth in population, economic development, industralization, and motorisation is linked to the increase in road accidents. In facts, there is an increase in Malaysian population from 10.4 million in 1974 to 27.6 million in 2010. Furthermore, the total length of road had also increased from 11, 161 km in 1974to 71, 814 km in 2005. The total number of registered vehicles also increased from 1,090, 279 to 15,026,660 in 2005.

As you know, there is rarely an accident situation in which only one thing or person is the sole reason for the accident. Generally, accident causes can be a combination of either three basic factorswhich are road user errors, road environment faults and vehicle defects.

*Road accident statistics show that in 2005, casualities from motorcycle accidents constitute 66% (31,222) of all traffic accident casualties (47, 012) in Malaysia.

As you can see, the number of accidents due to motorcycles and scooters in Malaysia are increasing! This is where WE come in! By realizing the statistics of motor vehicle accidents in Malaysia, we can become a part of the solution!

Let’s talk Scooter Safety!

Hello USM! We would kindly ask you to complete the following survey about scooter safety in Malaysia. Your response will be analyzed. Thank you so much for your time

1. Have you ever driven a scooter or been on a passenger seat of a scooter? ( Yes / no )

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.  They are placed on a graph for comparison purposes.


2.
Have you ever mounted a scooter without a helmet? ( Yes / No )

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.

3. Have you seen the large poster placed in the management building of a scooter colliding with a car?  ( Yes / no )

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.

4. If you answered Yes in the following question, by seeing this photo, does it make you wish you were safer on a day to day basis?      ( Yes / no )

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.

5. Are you fully aware of the rules, regulations and laws of riding a scooter? (Yes/no/some)

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.

6. What do you think would encourage you to take action on scooter safety?

a) Being given more information

b) More government laws

c) More seminars around campus

d) More awareness posters

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 28, 2011, the following results were received.


7. Have you ever been in an accident or near-miss accident while riding or being a passenger on a scooter? ( Yes / No )

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 29, 2011, the following results were received.

8. We have several handouts to give away to USM students to inform them about scooter safety. Do you think this is an effective way to spread the word about scooter safety? (Yes / No)

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 29, 2011, the following results were received.

9. When it comes to road rules, safety is always number one. We are trying to promote this idea. Do you agree with us? (Yes/No)

Results: After surveying 30 USM students both on February 2, 2011 and March 29, 2011, the following results were received.

To all you Motorcyclist and Scooter Drivers out there:

Ride Responsibly:

The majority of multi-vehicle motorcycle/scooter crashes generally are caused when other drivers simply didn’t see the motorcyclist/scooterist

Don’t forget to:

-Obey traffic lights, signs, speed limits and lane markings.

– ride with the flow of traffic and make sure there is enough space between your bike/scooter and other vehicles.

-always check behind you and signal before you change lanes.

– ride defensively !

-Always carry your documents with you

 

No alcohol or drugs: these affect your judgment, coordination and balance. They impair your alertness causing you to have a reduced reaction time, which could potentially lead to accidents and cause yourself and others to get injured.

 

Influencing USM Students!

Today  myself,Nisha and Laura walked around the USM campus talking to students driving Motorbikes. Some students were shocked to hear about the statics of accident occurring in Malaysia every year!

Talking to a Student, while passing out educational information about Motorbike Safety.

For the people we didn’t have a chance to communicate with, we placed brochures on their Motorbikes. These brochures included  safety tips and facts about driving Motorbikes.

Passing out Safety Information.

 

Be Safe, Know the Road!

New Poster !

New Poster

Hello Malaysia,

The New Poster placed above will displayed around campus in the coming weeks. Along side of the poster will be information and statics concerning safe driving for Motorcyclist in Malaysia. Comments on the following poster would be GREAT!

Crash Test Video

The below video shows a controlled crash test. The accident is the result of scooter T-Boning an automobile. This video represents something that can happen in the future if you don’t drive safely and protect yourself well driving.   WATCH THIS! :

Look for Stephanie , Nisha or Laura around campus and  near the campus areas.  We will be handing out brochures and talking to students about scooter safety.  Pictures will be to follow.

Be Safe! Know the Road!

Results Are In!

Hello Everyone,

The following results are from a survery about the basic safety well driving a motorbike:

1. The definition of driving impaired is:
  answered question 15
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs.
26.7% 4
Driving Well Talking On A Cell Phone.   0.0% 0
Driving Well Distracted.   0.0% 0
All Of The Above.
73.3% 11
2. Which Passengers Should Wearing A Helmet On A Motorbike:
  answered question 15
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
The Driver Only.   0.0% 0
All Passengers.
100.0% 15
Only Over The Age Of Sixteen.   0.0% 0
3. As A Driver I Feel It’s My Responsibility To Watch Out For Pedestrians:
  answered question 15
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Agree
93.3% 14
Disagree
6.7% 1
4. Truthful Answer the Following Question: If I Was Driving Down The Highway and The Speed Was 70 KM/HR. What Speed Am I Actually Driving?

 
20.0% 3
60   0.0% 0
80
60.0% 9
90 OR MORE
20.0% 3
  answered question 15
 
skipped question
0

Find out This Week the Results of Question 5: Describe the Most Dangerous Driving You Have Witnessed On The Road

Looking For You!!

Before the journey begins to changing attitudes towards safe driving, we need to know what drivers think!!

Please complete the survey below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NJQB3BG

Anymore concerns or comments: Contact Stephanie Dawe at steph_dawe@hotmail.com

Welcome to our new blog about Scooter Safety! This blog was developed by Stephanie Dawe, Nisha Patel and Laura Doulton.  We created this blog for motorcyclist to become informed on scooter safety and to recognize the dangers of driving.  This blog is part of our Globalization, Cyber Culture and Future Studies class project with Dr.Reevany Bustami at Universiti Sains Malaysia. This project is to focus on shaping the world in a positive way.

For this blog we intend to improve motorcyclist ideas about driving safe. Through the website we will be updating statics, fun facts, important information on how to keep drivers safe, having quizzes about safety and uploading pictures of local unsafe scooter drivers. Besides the use of the blog we will placing flyers, posters and giving out information around the University’s campus.

Hope you enjoy and be safe! Know the Road!

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