Volume 4, Issue 1, November 2016, Page: 10-14
Automobile – A Means of Transportation Cause of Accidents on Nigerian Roads, Its Effect on Human Life
Ohwojero Chamberlain Joseph, Delta State University Secondary School, Abraka, Nigeria
Received: Aug. 26, 2016;       Accepted: Oct. 5, 2016;       Published: Nov. 7, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajma.20160401.12      View  4002      Downloads  105
Abstract
Accident on Nigerian roads has become a serious threat and concern to every road user. Many Nigerians lost their lives through auto-crash, over 60% of Nigerians that make use of automobile as a means of mobility dies or suffer from injuries every year. Hence, this research was carried out to check and help reduce the rate of road accident on Nigerian high ways. The researcher used three companies that make use of transportation as a means of conveying goods and people as passengers. The companies are Dangote Group of Company; G. Agofure Motors and Peace Mass Transit. Data were collected through direct interview method and were analyzed using percentage, to know the frequency of road accidents. The analyses were represented on pie charts. Findings were observed and discussed after the analysis. Recommendations were made based on the findings to help reduce road accident on Nigerian roads.
Keywords
Meaning of Transportation, Meaning of Accident, Types of Automobile, Causes of Road Accidents
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Ohwojero Chamberlain Joseph, Automobile – A Means of Transportation Cause of Accidents on Nigerian Roads, Its Effect on Human Life, American Journal of Mechanics and Applications. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 10-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ajma.20160401.12
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