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Commercial motorcycle drivers' perceptions of risk and road safety in urban Nigeria: an explorative study.

Sanusi, Adebayo LU and Emmelin, Maria LU (2015) In International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 22(4). p.328-339
Abstract
Road traffic injury is a great public health challenge with an emerging trend of increasing rates and high mortality involving commercial motorcycles in Nigeria. A qualitative approach was used with 10 in-depth interviews conducted to explore the risk perceptions of commercial motorcyclists in Ibadan, Nigeria. The data analysis using manifest and latent content analysis resulted in an overarching theme: inadequate structures and internalised norms prevent change. The three themes leading to the overarching theme are: risk-taking as generally acceptable; risk-taking as an intrinsic part of occupation; and risk-taking as a way to make ends meet. The study suggests that there is a great need for adequate regulation as regards training and... (More)
Road traffic injury is a great public health challenge with an emerging trend of increasing rates and high mortality involving commercial motorcycles in Nigeria. A qualitative approach was used with 10 in-depth interviews conducted to explore the risk perceptions of commercial motorcyclists in Ibadan, Nigeria. The data analysis using manifest and latent content analysis resulted in an overarching theme: inadequate structures and internalised norms prevent change. The three themes leading to the overarching theme are: risk-taking as generally acceptable; risk-taking as an intrinsic part of occupation; and risk-taking as a way to make ends meet. The study suggests that there is a great need for adequate regulation as regards training and licensing of riders. Also the need to tighten enforcement of traffic rules is paramount to road safety in Nigeria. (Less)
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  author       = {Sanusi, Adebayo and Emmelin, Maria},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {328--339},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion},
  title        = {Commercial motorcycle drivers' perceptions of risk and road safety in urban Nigeria: an explorative study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2014.909499},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2015},
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