Assessment of the effectiveness of motorcyclists training Program in reducing road accidents in Tanzania (a case of Mwanza)

Simon, Peter P. (2013) Assessment of the effectiveness of motorcyclists training Program in reducing road accidents in Tanzania (a case of Mwanza). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study has objectively focused on assessing the effectiveness of motorcyclists training program in reducing road accidents. With the specific objectives of assessing the motorcyclists training programs curriculum, assessing the competence of staffs providing training to motorcyclists and determining the attitude of motorcyclists towards training. The problem being the increase of road accidents involving motorcycles as a result of lack of training on road safety by motorcyclists. The study based on descriptive research, was conducted in Mwanza region with all it districts involved in this study. The study involved a sample of 367 of commercial motorcyclists, formally and informally trained. It also involved interviewing of instructors from driving schools and officers from traffic department of Mwanza police force. It was concluded that the curriculums have got accredited time and contents however there is no standard curriculum for motorcyclists training program in Tanzania, Motorcyclist’s instructors are competent and qualified. Formal training was perceived by respondents to be an effective remedy for reducing motorcyclists’ accidents. It is recommended that, training institutions in Tanzania should sit together to set standard curriculum and Institutions should find means to increase training facilities and equipments. Government should make advertisement on TV and radio on the importance of training. While police force should continue to enforce the law on road use so as to make sure that all motorcyclists riding on road with other traffic have got training.

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: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/960

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