Risky Driving Behaviors for Road Traffic Accident: The Case of Addis Ababa City Administration, Bole Sub-City

Debebe, Wintana (2016) Risky Driving Behaviors for Road Traffic Accident: The Case of Addis Ababa City Administration, Bole Sub-City. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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The purpose of this study was to assess and examine the risky driving behaviors, to examine the individual and situational factors which influence the increased traffic accident risk among taxi drivers (commercial minibuses drivers),to identify the current state of Road traffic Accidents in Bole sub-city and to recommend suggestions and recommendations for further studies and health psychology practices. Several qualitative research strategies were employed in this study. These are individual interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interviews, in-car non-participant observation, and document analysis. The study site for this study is, Bole Sub-City which is one of the Ten Sub-cities which is found in Addis Ababa. The interview schedule and discussion guidelines for this study were developed by the researcher. The items on the interview and discussion guidelines were in two categories. The first part covers background information of drivers (e.g., “How long have you been driving?”, “How did you train for your driving license?” etc.). The second part focuses on drivers behavior (e.g., “What do you think pushes drivers to speed, overload , working more hours, aggressive, using of mobile while driving?”, “In what ways does the nature of your work affect the way you drive?”, “How do you use before, after or while you drive, Like khat, alcohol and other kind of drugs etc.). In all, there were eight (8) individual interviews with drivers (all male) between the ages of 22-32 yrs., two (2) focus group discussions [FGDs] with the first comprising 6 participants and the second comprising 5 participants. Also, two (2) key informants were interviewed, documents (i.e., magazines, newspaper articles and different literatures) on road traffic accidents were obtained, and a one week in-car observation was undertaken. These data were collected between March and April, 2016. The major risky driving behaviors for traffic accident in the study site identified by respondents are as follows; “Khat, speed, fatigue/sleeplessness, aggressiveness, and using of mobile phone while driving”, “working conditions of drivers”, “ employment system”, “ inadequate driver training ”, and “traffic law enforcement”. In the opinion of participants, the above-mentioned themes which emerged from the dataset are equally the causes of many road traffic accidents. The researcher suggests, all parties, especially psychologists, community and the government of bole sub-city take part in work to understand the problem of driver‟s behavior and develop a plan to reduce this problem.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Vincent Mpoza
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 10:48
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 10:48
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/7800

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