Siti Haslina Mohd Shafie, Mastura Mahmud


Increasing pollutant emission from vehicles and traffic jams is a serious environmental problem in major cities. This study is focused on the level of public perception and awareness on traffic pollution in the capital city of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Analytical tools such as descriptive analysis were applied to investigate the percentage of public perception and awareness towards traffic pollution and identify factors that influence this problem. Results showed that almost all respondents (99%) were very sensitive and were aware on traffic pollution regarding the physical, nonphysical factors and the health effect. Most respondents indicated that emissions from exhaust after switching on was the major contributor of air pollution. In terms of health, respondents perceived that traffic pollution impacted health and a cause of illness. Most respondents agreed with initiatives that provide incentives for public transport usage so that emission from vehicles can be reduced significantly.


Traffic pollution, public perception, descriptive analysis

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