Determinants of Road Traffic Accidents in Hadiya Zone: The Case of Hosanna Town

2022 Research Journal of Finance and Accounting  
The objective this study is to identify the major determinants of the traffic accidents in Hosanna town. The primary investigator used primary and secondary data sources for this research. The primary data was collected from 298 households' survey and was analyzed by employing stat. Qualitative data was also gathered from focus group discussion and key informants interview to investigate the extent of accident and related impacts. Traffic accident documents, who served as secondary data
more » ... were also reviewed, compiled, organized, summarized and interpreted in light of the research objective. For this research binary logistic regression model was used to analyze the relationship between multiple explanatory, categorical variables. The study revealed that major factors behind road traffic accident were: Motor Cycle, Bajaj Motor, Minibus-taxies, Carts, Pedestrians, Age of the victims, Gender of the Victims, Deriving Experience, Helmet Use, Deriving Speed (at the time of accident), Availability of Multi-directional Way, Presence of Institutions or Organizations in the area of accident, Pedestrian Sideway, and Enforcement or Exercising the Law was significant. It was concluded from the research that it needs building pedestrians lane, alternative way for carts, assigning car parking space, broaden road safety education in regular class, controlling the level of implementation of the existing traffic law, equipping and empowering responsible sectors of road safety, strengthening coordination between responsible sectors and stockholders as well as using minibus-taxies were forwarded as to how to reduce the phenomenon of traffic accidents and to minimize its consequences in case of Hosanna town.
doi:10.7176/rjfa/13-15-02 fatcat:il4iupersjhu7aqzj4j3keubhu