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|Title:||MOTORCYCLIST CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAFFIC BEHAVIOUR IN URBAN NORTHERN GHANA: IM PLICATIONS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS|
Guba, B. Y.
Road trafﬁc accidents
Road trafﬁc behaviour
|Abstract:||This study examines how motorcyclist characteristics inﬂuence their road traffic behaviour and its implications on road traffic accidents in Wa, a rapidly urbanizing city in North-western Ghana. The results reported in this study is based on data collected from multiple sources including randomly administered questionnaire to motorcyclists and stakeholder interview s with Ofﬁcials of road traffic and safety institutions. Our results show that age, occupation and ownership of motorcycle w ere signiﬁcantly associated with w earing-helm et. Again, age and alcohol use was found to have a signiﬁcant relationship. The number of road traffic accidents and deaths w ere related to road traffic behaviour of motorcyclist. We argue that the trend is likely to continue and perhaps escalate unless an intensive and w ell coor- dinated road traffic education on safe traffic behaviour is adopted and efficiently implemented and complemented with strict law enforcement.|
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