• Norliza Ahmad Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
  • Hanafiah Mohd Salleh Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
Keywords: role of parents, teenagers' riding practice, motorcycle


This study was designed to examine the role of parents and family in motorcycle riding practices among teenagers and motorcycle accidents in FELDA Trolak Utara, Perak. This was a cross-sectional study using universal sampling that involved 309 teenage riders aging from 11 to 19 years old. Only 6.1% respondents that rode motorcycle had a valid driving licenses. Mean age of starting to ride was 11.46 ± 1.75 years old. Mean years of riding motorcycle was 3.66 ± 1.95 years. The major buyer of motorcycles for the teenagers were father (78.3%) and other family members (13.7%). About 42.7% of teenagers learnt riding by themselves and in 51.8%, family members taught teenagers to ride motorcycle. The main purpose for riding motorcycle were to go to shop (37.2%), to school (32.7%) and for recreation (25.2%). From the perception of teenagers, about 82.2% parents encouraged them to ride. Mean usual riding speed (n = 296) was 58.72 ± 23.97 km/h. The mean maximum riding speed (n = 290) was 89.81 ± 30.70 km/h. There were positive correlation between years of motorcycle riding and usual motorcycle riding speed (r = 0.292, p < 0.05) and maximum motorcycle riding speed (r = 0.371, p < 0.05). The usual motorcycle riding speed was predictor factor for motorcycle accident. Parents, families and communities should play their role to make sure that their teenage children do not ride at a very young age and ride without a valid license. Reducing years of motorcycle riding among teenagers may reduce usual riding speed and consecutively reducing teenagers' involvement in motorcycle accidents.


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How to Cite
Norliza Ahmad, & Hanafiah Mohd Salleh. (2002). PERANAN IBU BAPA DALAM AMALAN REMAJA MENUNGGANG MOTOSIKAL. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2(2), 47-51. Retrieved from