Factors Affecting on the Brake Response Time of Motorcycle


  • Muhammad Nur Haikal Mohd Afandi Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Norrizal Mustaffa Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Brake lights, brake response time, motorcycle, flashing brake light, conventional brake light


Vehicle collision accidents happen frequently. A study was conducted, and the findings indicated that warning systems (visual, auditory, or tactile) would reduce the number of collisions and improved brake response times. The purpose of this study is to factors affecting on the brake response time of following vehicle with respect to motorcycle. The survey was made using Google Form and sent to random 54 respondents in UTHM residents. A few factors that brought major influence to Brake Reaction Time such as Age, Gender, Drive Skills, Driving Experience, Road Accident Experient, Mistake while driving and leg riding position were chose as variable for this study. Software called SPSS is used to organize and evaluate the data that have been collected. Results indicate that, for the most of the factors listed, flashing or conventional brake lights appear to improve brake response time. This study significantly expands our understanding of how brake lights affect brake response time. All of the data have been discussed, and the majority of studies have shown that conventional brake lights indeed speed up drivers' responses. According to some statistics, flashing lights marginally slow down respondents' reaction times.







How to Cite

Mohd Afandi, M. N. H. ., & Mustaffa, N. . (2023). Factors Affecting on the Brake Response Time of Motorcycle. Journal of Automotive Powertrain and Transportation Technology, 3(2), 9-20. https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/japtt/article/view/16405