Factors Influencing Road Traffic Accidents in Tanzania: A Case of Manyoni District.

Rweyunga, Chrispin Peter (2021) Factors Influencing Road Traffic Accidents in Tanzania: A Case of Manyoni District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study investigated factors contributing to road traffic accidents in Tanzania. It specifically examines relationship between machine defects, human error/mistakes and the environment and road traffic accidents. The study relied on quantitative research design and data whereby questionnaires have been employed in collecting data from 105 sample population from Manyoni District. Multiple linear regression analysis was employed in data analysis by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) to test statistical significance of variables on occurrence of road traffic accidents. The study reveals statistical significance between Machine and occurrence of road traffic accidents (p ≤ 0.05). Also, statistical significance had been revealed between human errors/mistakes such as speeding, fault overtaking, and alcoholism and occurrence of road traffic accidents (p ≤ 0.05). The environment was also revealed to have positive statistical significance in causing road traffic accidents (p ≤ 0.05). Study concludes that it takes more than one factor category for road traffic accidents. In most cases combination of two or more categories and human error/mistake being at central part in each combination. The study recommends the improvement of road transport infrastructure to ensure safety for all the road users by implementing the existing policies, strengthening the enforcement of existing legislation and introducing express penalties on real-time basis. The study encourages the use of this data to develop strategies in Tanzania that protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users from RTAs. Keywords: Road traffic accidents, machine defects, human error/mistakes, Manyoni District.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 15:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 15:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3494

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