The Impact of Traffic Police Fines on Road Accidents Control: A Case Study of Arusha Municipality

Haji, Makame H. (2017) The Impact of Traffic Police Fines on Road Accidents Control: A Case Study of Arusha Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation examines the impact of traffic police fines on road accidents control in Arusha city municipality. A case study design was used with a total of 126 samples which included; traffic police officers, TANROAD officers, motor vehicle drivers, motorcycle drivers and community respondents. The study used purposive, quota and convenience sampling techniques to select samples. The study collected data using questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussion and observation. as well as reviewing traffic police documents. The findings show that road traffic police fines have a high impact to road accidents control for Arusha municipality. Motor vehicle drivers observed legal load, legal speed, and wearing seat belt. Also motorcycle drivers and their passengers wear helmets. Moreover, the study determined that road accidents were reduced as a result of traffic police officers imposing fines on drivers who violated traffic law. The study recommends that government should increase the amount of fines/money to drivers who disobey traffic law. The study further recommends amendment of traffic law to relate the police fines and court punishment. Moreover the government should improve road infrastructure and place road signs. Members of the community are advised to follow road instructions. Also the traffic police should provide knowledge to community on the road safe.

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: 29 Sep 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 10:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1969

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