A Systematic Analysis Of Effectiveness Of Road Accident Legislation And Its Enforcement Policies In Malaysia

  • Teo Wei Yap LLM Candidate
  • Arif Fahmi Md Yusof Associate Professor
  • Norsuhaida Che Musa Senior Lecturer
Keywords: Road, Accident, Legislation, Enforcement, Effectiveness


A road traffic accident is an unwanted incident that involved a motor-propelled vehicle that occurs on any publicly accessible road. Malaysia as one of the middle and low-income countries that represent 60% of vehicles and 85% of the total population around the world, accounted for more than 90% of all deaths caused by road traffic accidents. The objective of this article is to understand the reason that despite the government having enacted legislation and implemented enforcement policies, the accident rate in Malaysia continues to increase. The methodology of this article focused on literatures extracted from online sources namely SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and MyJurnal. The literatures extracted from the online sources were analyze with adherence to the PRISMA steps. As result, this article analyse the effectiveness of the government legislation and enforcement policies, highlight the gaps that exists that hamper its effectiveness curb road traffic accident and propose justifiable recommendations in terms of improving the legislation and enforcement policies in Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Teo Wei Yap, LLM Candidate

Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM).

Arif Fahmi Md Yusof, Associate Professor

Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)

Norsuhaida Che Musa, Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)


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Wei Yap, T., Md Yusof, A. F., & Che Musa, N. (2022). A Systematic Analysis Of Effectiveness Of Road Accident Legislation And Its Enforcement Policies In Malaysia. Perdana: International Journal of Academic Research, 14(1), 1-12. Retrieved from http://perdanajournal.com/index.php/perdanajournal/article/view/147