Tackling Human Error in Road Crashes: An Evidence-Based Review of Causes and Effective Mitigation Strategies


  • Ashyfah Abdul Hamid Fakulti Kejuruteraan Kimia dan Tenaga, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Noor Syazwani Ishak General Studies Department, Sunway College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohd Firdaus Roslan Technician
  • Khairul Hafezad Abdullah Department of Academic Affairs, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis, Malaysia




human error, road crashes, cause, mitigation strategies


The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of human error in road crashes and to identify effective mitigation strategies. The issue of road safety has become increasingly important in recent years, as the number of traffic accidents has increased. While many factors contribute to road accidents, human error is a significant cause that must be addressed in order to improve road safety. Human error in traffic accidents can range from distracted driving to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Understanding the various types of human error and the factors that contribute to them is critical for developing effective mitigation strategies. This study's literature review section actually looks at previous research on human error in road crashes, including the different types of human error and the factors that contribute to it, such as psychological, physical, and environmental factors. Surveys and accident reports were used to collect data for this study, which was then analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study's findings indicate that human error plays a significant role in road accidents, with various types of human error, such as distracted driving and driving while intoxicated, contributing to the problem. The findings also show that psychological, physical, and environmental factors all play a role in contributing to human error in car accidents. The study's discussion section interprets the results of data analysis and compares them to previous studies on the topic. The research results' implications for road safety are also discussed, and recommendations for future research, policy, and practice are made. Ultimately, this study provides an insight understanding of the role of human error in traffic accidents and identifies effective mitigation strategies. The study's findings will help policymakers, researchers, and road safety organisations develop strategies to improve road safety and reduce the number of road crashes caused by human error.



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How to Cite

Hamid, A. A. ., Ishak, N. S. ., Roslan, M. F., & Abdullah, K. H. . (2023). Tackling Human Error in Road Crashes: An Evidence-Based Review of Causes and Effective Mitigation Strategies. Journal of Metrics Studies and Social Science, 2(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.56916/jmsss.v2i1.398

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