The Awareness of Blind Spot Area in Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV)
Mimi Suriani Mat Daud1, Zuhra Junaida Mohd Husny Hamid2, Mohd Saipuddin Suliman3, Rozelin Abdullah4, Ilyas Iskandar Zulkarnain5
1Mimi Suriani Mat Daud Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia.
2Zuhra Junaida Mohd Husny Hamid, Faculty of Build Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
3Mohd Saipuddin Suliman, department of Humanities and Social Science, Southern University College, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
4Rozelin Abdullah, Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia.
5Ilyas Iskandar Zulkarnain, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 5619-5623 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L39841081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3984.1081219
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Abstract: This paper is to demonstrate the awareness of blind spot area in heavy goods vehicles (HGV) towards the road user. A blind spot is an area or zone that cannot be directly observe by the driver. Usually, the weaknesses in the blind spot area resulted in accident between the vehicle as many drivers did not alert or have awareness on the blind spot area especially in heavy goods vehicle. The objective of this paper is to identify the awareness on the blind spot area in heavy goods vehicles to the road users. To achieve the objective, a questionnaire survey has been conducted to the road user. About 100 drivers randomly pick to answer the survey and they are consisting of non-truck drivers that drive a car, van and motorcycle. The results reveal that even the respondents know about the blind spot in heavy good vehicle, but the awareness in the of blind spot area still less where they mistake on the exact location of blind spot. Typically, the only zone that they know as the blind spot for heavy goods vehicle is at the back area. Therefore, it is suggested that the government to improve the awareness of blind spot areas within the drivers through restructure the system inside driving school by give more attention on the blind spot for heavy goods vehicle, make a campaign on the awareness of blind spot in heavy goods vehicle to remind again the road users about the area of blind spots, and establish a standard direct vision in heavy goods vehicle.
Keywords: Blind Spot, Heavy Goods Vehicle, Drivers, Accidenty
Scope of the Article: Building and Environmental Acoustics