The Effect of Road Safety Measures in Reducing Road Traffic Accidents in Dar Es Salaam: The Case of Kinondoni District

Msese, Ajuae Heri (2015) The Effect of Road Safety Measures in Reducing Road Traffic Accidents in Dar Es Salaam: The Case of Kinondoni District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general purpose of this study was to examine the effects of road safety measure in reducing road traffic accidents in Dar es Salaam city. The study wanted to fill the gap that why despite of all efforts made by the government in establishing and implementing road safety measure, still the problem of road traffic accidents is increasing? The study applied exploratory research design which has helped in understanding the nature of problem. In particular, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods were also employed by the study, in gathering and analysing required information’s related to the topic under study. The findings of the study found that road safety measure have little contributions in reducing the problem of road traffic accidents. It was noted that the causes of road accidents are many and varied such as human factor, infrastructural, environmental, situational and mechanical factors. Therefore, the occurrence of road traffic accidents could not be explained by the violation of road safety measures alone. Moreover, the study also noted that road safety measures are many and they are known by various road users, but they are not followed. The reason behind was that road traffic accidents is strongly linked to available recourses and capacity of the national and local authorities to put road safety strategies in place. The assumption was shortage of resources and power to follow up on control and enforcement can result in lower motivation of police force. Finally, the study recommends that implementing road safety measure should go together with the efforts in reducing poverty. Furthermore, enforcement and education are the most common and results indicate that enforcement efforts should be accompanied by public information campaigns.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:10
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1428

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