Crash Risk Influencing Wrong Way Driving of Motorcycles in Khon Kaen City


  • Nattawat Rasri นักศึกษา หลักสูตรวิศวกรรมศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาวิศวกรรมโยธา คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Thaned Satiennam ศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาวิศวกรรมโยธา คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Wichuda Satiennam ศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาวิศวกรรมโยธา คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Sittha Jaensirisak ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาวิศวกรรมโยธา คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยอุบลราชธานี


Wrong way driving, Motorcycle, Traffic violation


Wrong Way Driving (WWD) of motorcycle is a driving violation that can result in a road crash. It was frequently encountered in Khon Kaen city, Thailand. The purpose of this study is to examine a relation between a WWD behavior and a crash risk on travel route. This study selected six locations in Khon Kaen city to examine motorcyclists’ driving behavior either WWD or making a U-turn in accordance with traffic rules. 941 motorcycle samples were collected. Crash risk on travel route was evaluated by the Safe System Assessment. This study applied statistical approaches to analyze a correlation between a proportion of WWD of motorcycles and crash risk variables comparing between traffic rules following route and WWD route. The results indicated that a proportion of WWD of motorcycles was directly related to a ratio of distance between traffic rule following route and WWD route. Finally, this study proposed recommendations for an improvement of a road infrastructure to reduce motorcyclists' WWD behavior.


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