Efficient Road and Road Transport Management: A Panacea for Accident Reduction in Nigeria

OFOEGBU ., Onyema E


The alarming carnage on the Nigerian roads involving deaths and deplorable conditions of the roads necessitated this study. The data for the study was gathered primarily through secondary source.  Analysis of the data and information reveal that a number of factors are responsible for the sad situation.  These factors include human (corruption, collusion with contractions, errors of omission and commission), physical including (inferior materials, soil texture) and systemic factors. The conclusion is that the situation is so complex that a multivariate approach is needed and to tackle it.  It is therefore, recommended that many strategies be adopted including enlightenment campaign change of attitude on the part of officials and appropriate intervention approach in order to bring the carriage to a halt  or reduce it to the barest minimum.

Key words: Efficient Road, Road Transport Management, Panacea for Accident Reduction

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