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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 5 NO 1, JUNE, 2007

CRASH CAUSATION IN NIGERIAN ROADS – FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS

DECLAN N. DIKE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION
MINISTRY OF WORKS, HOUSING AND TRANSPORT, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
The results of many researches on the causes of road traffic accidents have always resolved around three main factors, the human, environmental and vehicular factors. In this study, emphasis was placed on the vehicular factor in road traffic accident. It looked into detail on those vehicle components whose failures result in traffic accident in Nigeria. Two research hypotheses were applied in this survey and the data from secondary source were analyzed by the use of the multiple regression model. The result showed that tyre failures were responsible for most traffic accidents in Nigeria.

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