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Volume 7 Issue 10
October-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2010143

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1068-1152

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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN ADAMA CITY: DETERMINANT FACTORS AND ACCIDENT SPOTS MAPPING

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2349-5162

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"ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN ADAMA CITY: DETERMINANT FACTORS AND ACCIDENT SPOTS MAPPING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.1068-1152, October-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010143.pdf

Abstract

All countries in the world are currently affected by Road Traffic Accidents. Road Traffic Accidents are the foremost causes of death, injury and damage of property at global as well as national level. The main aim of this study is to assess the road traffic accident as an environmental disaster in Adama city from 2010 to 2014. For this purpose, primary data were collected through questionnaire survey, Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, observation and Global Positioning Systems. Furthermore, secondary data were obtained from different traffic accident records of Adama city police. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were employed to analyze the data. The result of the study revealed that, the general trend of road traffic accidents have shown more severe trend and driver factors were the leading responsible factor than other factors for road traffic accidents in Adama City. The analysis of the study indicated that, 1350 Road Traffic Accidents have occurred in the study period. From 1350 RTA incidences 716 road traffic accidents have occurred in 10 black spots. In addition to this, road traffic accidents are more frequent at day time because of a higher traffic movement and road users. It was concluded that, the distributions and frequencies of road traffic accidents as well as the health, socioeconomic and physical environment impacts of road traffic accidents have shown more severe trend in the study period and regarded as an environmental disaster. Therefore, authorities, stakeholders and different groups concerned with road traffic safety management and control should give special attention to deliver education and awareness for the whole communities (road users) to change the attitude and behavior, and to develop the sense of responsibility and ownership to prevent or reduce this kind of catastrophic environmental disaster in Adama City.

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Road Traffic Accident, Road Traffic Accident Black Spots, Road Traffic Accident Casualties

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"ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN ADAMA CITY: DETERMINANT FACTORS AND ACCIDENT SPOTS MAPPING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1068-1152, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010143.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2010143
Registration ID: 301709
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 10 | Year October-2020
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Page No: 1068-1152
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN ADAMA CITY: DETERMINANT FACTORS AND ACCIDENT SPOTS MAPPING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1068-1152, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010143.pdf




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