International Journal of Soft Computing

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Page No. 279 - 284

An Econometric Study of the Road Safety Impact of Nigeria`s Federal Road Safety Commission

Authors : K.U. Nnadi and C.C. Ibe

Abstract: Following a depressing record of incidences, injuries and fatalities on Nigerian roads, the government established the Federal Road Safety Commission in 1988. The Commission was charged with reducing and mitigating the on-going carnage. The study set out to investigate, econometrically, to what extent the Federal Road Safety Commission has accomplished its raison d`etre. Amassing fourteen-year time series data for the periods pre and post Commission establishment, a paired samples t-test analysis was undertaken, using the SPSS Version 11.0 for Windows. Findings are that crash frequencies and injuries on Nigerian roads are on the decline, while the trend of deaths remains stable. Apposite recommendations were then proffered. The study should contribute to the literature on safer road strategies in particular and surface transportation traffic management in general.

How to cite this article:

K.U. Nnadi and C.C. Ibe , 2007. An Econometric Study of the Road Safety Impact of Nigeria`s Federal Road Safety Commission. International Journal of Soft Computing, 2: 279-284.

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