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Title: Assessment on hazard perception of young drivers in Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Girma Lemma(Dr)
Sintayehu, Alemayehu
Keywords: Ethiopia is one of the worst acciden
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Road accident in Ethiopia is one of the worst accident records in the world, as expressed per 10,000 vehicles. In Ethiopia, in 2004/5, 93 % of all accidents involved human factors, 5% account for vehicles factors and 2% were associated with road environments according to the federal police report. In Addis Ababa, taxis provide important public transport service accounting 10% of the journeys. However, taxis are at the forefront of traffic incidence accounting for between 15.6 to 26.5%. The purpose of the present study was to investigate hazard perception of young drivers and its impact on road traffic safety. Cross–sectional study was employed to study this hazard perception of young taxi drivers in 2013 in Addis Ababa. Primary data were collected from 384 young taxi drivers by using pretested questioners. The findings of the study focuses on the factors related to road use that were most commonly linked to an increased likelihood of young drivers’ crashes and injury. For young novice drivers, these factors (driver skill, sensation seeking, risk taking, conscientiousness and overconfidence) were most usual factors involving road accident. On the basis of the findings, it was recommended that a longer-term training program encompass a comprehensive range of situations should be designed and implemented. Road user education and awareness raising should be given the necessary attention. Addis Ababa city administration and traffic police should control misuse of the scarce sidewalks by service giving enterprises.
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