Influence of Driving Rules and Traffic Signs on the Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents among Drivers in Yaba ,Lagos-State.
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Multi- Disciplinary Journal and Learning(MDJL) Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt.
Road Traffic Accident has become 'hidden epidemics' across the world and have posed substantial health and economic burdens to many developing nations. At present, road traffic fatalities are the 9th leading cause of death and disability in the world. It constitute a menace in modern times; both the developed and developing nations of the world have suffered from varying degrees of road accidents; the developing countries clearly dominate with Nigeria topping the list of accident occurrence. This study therefore examined the influence of driving rules and traffic signs on the prevention of road accident among drivers. The descriptive research design of survey was used. The research instrument was a self-constructed and validated questionnaire tagged "Influence of Driving Rules and Traffic Signs on the Prevention of Road Accident among Driver Questionnaires (IDRTSP RADQ). The population of this study covered all drivers in motor parks. The sample for the study consisted of two hundred (200) driver selected using purposive and simple random sampling method from eight motor parks in Yaba Local Government Area of Lagos State. Demographic data such as drivers' age, years of driving experience and nature of driving were put into consideration. Four hypotheses were formulated to guide the study and tested using chi-square and t-test statistical tools at 0.05 level of significance. The research findings revealed that driver's experience, and personality has no significant influence in averting road accidents among others. Based on the findings, it was therefore recommended among others, that the FRSC and other related agencies should intensify their efforts in organizing public enlightening programmes so as to orientate and re-orientate the drivers especially the commercial drivers on the benefits of adhering to the road traffic regulation as stated in the Highway Code. There is also the need for traffic officers to ensure strict compliance to driving rules and traffic signs by drivers and the enforcement of the rules to avert road accidents.
Driving rules , Traffic signs , Road accident , Prevention , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akanni,O.O (2019).Influence of Driving Rules and Traffic Signs on the Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents among Drivers in Yaba ,Lagos-State.(Implication for Assessments). Multi- Disciplinary Journal and Learning ( MDJL) Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt. 9(1), 99-117.