The Road Safety Research Centre (RSRC) was established in 1992 at the Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) by Dato' Ir. Dr. Radin Umar Radin Sohadi. It is the only research centre in UPM and the regional countries that focused its research in the field of road safety covering issues related to safety of transport system and infrastructure, vehicle, driver and passenger, motorcycle rider and pillion, bicycle rider and pedestrian.
Road Safety Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia aims to be an internationally recognised research centre dedicated to the advancement of research in road safety for the benefit of humankind through the following missions:
-Continuously conduct basic and applied researches relating to road accidents, vehicle safety, transportation engineering in Malaysia and the regional countries.
-Transform the problems into research questions and develop the research outcomes into policies, programs and countermeasures.
-Disseminate and share the research outcomes with the community around the world.
RSRC fulfils its research and consultancy functions through the collaboration of researchers in UPM from various disciplines such as road safety engineering, transportation engineering, mechanical engineering, social science, epidemiology, medical, economics and communication.
Among the research conducted include road accident modeling and management, motorcyclists conspicuity, motorcyclist behaviour modification, helmet wearing and standards, vehicle safety, motorcyclist injury control, accident costing, motorcycle lanes and standards, motorcyclist exposure control, pedestrian safety, bicyclist safety, road safety education in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. RSRC niche research is in motorcycle rider and pillion safety.
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.