Urban transport safety assessment in akure based on corresponding performance indicators

Adedamola Oye, Olufikayo Aderinlewo, Silvana Croope
2013 Open Engineering  
AbstractThe level of safety of the transportation system in Akure, Nigeria was assessed by identifying the associated road safety problems and developing the corresponding safety performance indicators. These indicators were analysed with respect to accidents that occurred within the city from the year 2005 to 2009 based on the corresponding attributable risk measures. The results of the analysis showed the state of existing safety programs in Akure town. Six safety performance indicators were
more » ... dentified namely alcohol and drug use, excessive speeds, protection system (use of seat belts and helmets), use of day time running lights, state of vehicles (passive safety) and road condition. These indicators were used to determine the percentage of injury accidents as follows: 83.33% and 86.36% for years 2005 and 2006 respectively, 81.46% for year 2007 while years 2008 and 2009 had 82.86% and 78.12% injury accidents respectively.
doi:10.2478/s13531-012-0043-z fatcat:fgdizy5krndgjkwa2dnye55ozm