Driving Distractions Perceptions among Young Drivers in an Urban Area of Shah Alam


  • Noor Azreena Kamaluddin School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nur Sabrina Mohamad Shuhaimi School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Wardati Hashim School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Siti Zaharah Ishak Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS), Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia




Distraction, Young Drivers, Safety, Distracted Driving


Distracted driving is one of the contributing factors to traffic accidents. This study aimed to identify the causes of driving distractions, evaluate the effects of distractions, and propose recommendations for managing driving distractions among young drivers. Questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS by applying descriptive statistics and odds ratios. Results suggested mobile phone usage, reaching for objects, and alcohol and drug intoxication are the most common causes of driving distractions among young drivers. There is a statistically insignificant effect of any type of distractions on the driving performance of young drivers with regards to traffic violations and road traffic accident involvement.


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How to Cite

Kamaluddin , N. A., Mohamad Shuhaimi , N. S., Hashim , W., & Ishak , S. Z. (2022). Driving Distractions Perceptions among Young Drivers in an Urban Area of Shah Alam. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(SI8), 11–16. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7iSI8.3908