International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Synopsis of Number/Types of Vehicles Involve In Road Traffic Accident in Lagos State, Nigeria
Atubi, Augustus .O.

The major objective of this study is to examine the number/types of vehicles involved in road traffic accident in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study used mostly secondary data: accident records and vehicular situations were obtained from Nigerian police force and federal road safety commission. The data were obtained for the period of thirty two (32) years. The analysis of the number and type of vehicles involved in road traffic accident showed that private cars, buses and taxis were the types of vehicles that are more prone to accidents in Lagos State. The reported vehicles involved in road traffic accidents in 9 local government areas chosen for this study from 1970-2001 were compared using the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The result showed that for the two factors, Local Government Areas and years, the f-calculated of 10.34 and 22.51 respectively were higher than the f-tabular of 1.42 and 1.21 respectively at 0.05 level of significance. It then implies that the means for each of the factors, were significantly different. Based on the findings, recommendations were proffered on how to reduce the phenomenon of traffic accidents and its consequences in Lagos State.

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