A Synopsis of Factors of Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents in Lagos, Nigeria
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors of injuries from road traffic accidents in Lagos State, Nigeria and to suggest
preventive and corrective safety measures towards reducing the traffic accidents in the study area. The reported number of
injuries from road traffic accidents in the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State from 1970-2001 were compared using the
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The result showed that for the two factors, Local Government Areas and years, the f-calculated
of 21.34 and 9.77 respectively were higher than the f-tabular of 1.57 and 1.46 respectively at 0.05 level of significance. It then
implies that the means for each of the factors, reported number of injuries across the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos
State and across different years, 1970-2001, were significantly different. The result of the multiple regression analysis was
0.61. This implies that the proportion of variation in the dependent variables (i.e. length of roads, presence of road safety corps
and population) was 61%. The F-ratio of 14.34 was higher than table value of 2.92 at 0.05 level of confidence. This shows that
at least one of the independent variable had significant influence on the dependent variable. Based on the findings,
recommendations were proffered.
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