Examining Factors Contributing to Road Traffic Accidents in Dar es Salaam City: A Case of Temeke District

Ngeleja, Pharles E (2015) Examining Factors Contributing to Road Traffic Accidents in Dar es Salaam City: A Case of Temeke District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to examine the factors contributing to road traffic accidents in Dar es Salaam. The study wanted to address the puzzle, why despite of all efforts that have been implemented to prevent road traffic accidents in Tanzania, the incidence of accident are increasing; by employing both qualitative and quantitative methodology the research gap/puzzle was addressed. This was done by raising three key research questions; first, what are the major types of road traffic accidents in Temeke District? Second, what are the major causes of road traffic accidents in Temeke District? And third, what are the impacts of road traffic accidents to various road users? The study found that there are five types of road traffic accidents happening in Temeke District, these are between people versus vehicles, vehicles versus motorcycle, vehicle to vehicle, public vehicle versus individual vehicle and public vehicle versus public vehicle. However, the study noted that the dominant one is the accidents involves vehicles versus motorcycles. The following were noted to be the major causes to those types of accidents. The causes are categorized in several groups such as human, technical, mechanical and political factors. However, human factors was noted to be dominant factors influence’s the occurrence of road traffic accidents i.e. alcoholism, carelessness, drugs, and over speed. Furthermore, the study noted the following impacts death, injuries, disabilities and psychological problem as well as poverty and the loss of property. Finally, the study recommends that, road safety measure needs to be taught as a subject in primary school. This is because large number of people ends with that level of education, strict enforcement of road laws, and road traffic injuries should be considered as a public health issue.

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 10:05
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1456

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