Factors Associated with Road Traffic Accident Death and Victim’s Social Crisis in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

Lemma Belay Zeleke


This  paper  studied  the  determinants of road traffic accident  in east Gojjam, ANRS of Ethiopia  from  2013 to 2015 ,  using a  cross-sectional secondary  data collected from road  traffic office  and triangularly  primary data collected  from  prior  exposed  groups. The associations of explanatory variables with car accident death were determined using Logistic regression model; its social crisis was analyzed, through qualitative analysis approach. The result revealed as there were 120 (31.25%) road traffic accident death rate in east Gojjam zone and majorities were Males, aged between 18 years to 30 years old and farmers have more contribution. Road users’ factors such as sex, age, educational level, farm occupation, driver’s ownership title on vehicle, pedestrians’ movement on traffic road, and drivers’ lack of willingness to give priority for pedestrians, driver’s driving   experience, speed management, and overweight were significant determinant factors  of road traffic accident death in east gojjam zone, ethiopia. Similarly, Road factors such as main road, Curved and straight road characters, were found significant positive association with road traffic accident while Illumination was associated negatively.  Victim’s social discrimination, psychological disorder, burden on their family, need to depend on others and being in monotonous life quality were drawn as social crisis of car accidents. Formal Road Safety Training Programs were suggested to change Road users’ knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) toward   Sustainable Road Traffic Safety, in Ethiopia by  stakeholders generally, Debre Markos University  and Federal or and Regional state Traffic Offices particularly.

Keywords: Road Traffic, accident, determinants, Road users, East Gojjam Zone

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