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Count Models Analysis of Factors Associated with Road Accidents in Nigeria

Adedotun, Adedayo F. and Adesina, Olumide S and Onasanya, Olanrewaju K. and Edeki, S.O. and Odekina, O. G. (2022) Count Models Analysis of Factors Associated with Road Accidents in Nigeria. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, 12 (4). pp. 533-542.

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The current state of all Nigerian roads is in poor condition, and reports of accidents have been recorded across the federation. The larger mission of the sustainable development goal is to promote sustainable cities and communities. This research study aims to examine factors responsible for road accidents in Nigeria through the quantitative tool of higher extensions of the Poisson regression model (ZTNPRM). A cross-sectional study design was adopted and secondary data was used within a sample period from the 1st quarter of 2006 to the 2nd quarter of 2020. Due to overdispersion, ZTNPRM indicates human errors contribute to a large proportion (41.4%) of road accidents. Vehicle factors are also statistically and positively related to road accidents. All the factors this model identified that lead to road accidents predicted low road accidents. Hence, the study recommends that Nigerian car users follow all rules and regulations associated with safe driving and make the environment safer for people as the sustainable development goal (SDGs). This study recommends more attention to the area of accident and injury prevention as a strategic objective of the SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: overdispersion, count models, road accident, zero truncated Poisson model, zero truncated negative Poisson
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2023 11:28
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 11:28

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