Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Bad Road on Road Traffic Accidents: A Study of Commercial Bus Drivers on East/West Road in South/South Region, Nigeria

Christian Chigozi Oriji


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of alcohol abuse and bad road on road traffic accidents: a study of commercial bus drivers (CBD) on East/West road in South/South region of Nigeria. Two research questions are generated to guide the study. The population adopted for the study covers all male CBDs who ply East/West road in the region. Simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling technique are used to select a sample of 200 respondents for the study. The questionnaire is the instrument used for data collection. The instrument is face validated by professionals in the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. The reliability test score of 0.68 is established for the study. Statistics used for the study are percentage and frequency table, as well bar graph. Percentage and bar graph are used to analyse results for the study. Thus, the results of the two research questions reveal that effects of alcohol abuse and bad road on CBDs lead to sudden traffic accidents on East/West road in South/South region of Nigeria. Based on these findings, the study recommends, among others that the federal government through its National Orientation Agency (NOA) carry out enlightenment campaigns and organize sensitization workshops and conferences, in order to inform and educate the CBDs on the dangers of alcohol abuse as well as bad roads on road traffic accidents in the study area, and indeed in Nigeria.

Keywords: Effects, Alcohol Abuse, Bad Road, Road Traffic Accidents, CBDs, East/West Road, South/South Region, Nigeria

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