The aim of this project is to analyze the appraisal of road traffic accident rate on Enugu – Onitsha Express Road.
The data on the number of recorded road traffic accident
rate on Enugu – Onitsha Express road from 1995 – 2002 was collected and
organized on quarters.
The trend equation was calculated from the date, which
follows linear trend with the trend values, the seasonal indexes for the
four seasons of the year was calculated.
Projection of the value and forecasting with the trend value equations and seasonal index was not left out.
According to Oxford Learners Dictionary accident is defined as
something that happens without a cause that can been seen at once,
usually something unfortunate and undesirable. This means that accident
can happen at anytime, anywhere and any moment. In most cases
accident result from carelessness or recklessness.
Road accident may be said to occur when many vehicles do not meet the
safety requirement of the traffic operation. Road accident have become
a major problem in the country, many people both old young have lost
their lives as a result of road accident.
The rate of accident in this state varies from time to time
and increase during the end of the year and decreases at the beginning
of the year and also the number of cars double for the fact that during
this period, the number of not or vehicle are more than doubled, odes
not mean that the roads becomes less safer. Why then is it that the
rate of road accident in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road is not stable as
other roads in the state?
The answer is that first, we lack sufficient collective will to put
an end once and for all, to the perils caused us by road accident.
Second, our understanding of the situation is low because of the
fragment nature of its occurrence (is not how many people or families
are affected at a time and this has made people to slow down, I don’t
care to behaviaour it). It does happen because we cannot predict its
period of occurrence.
If we have the good will, we should find the way, for we cannot
assume the number of accident rate are beyond a number that man
could. Solue, once they have been identified. Some people are non
chalant because they are not directly affected. Perhaps they are not
divers or carousers, that not withstanding they are affected somehow its
effects on the public migration are not cumulative another reason why
we cannot reduce the rate of accident in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road to
its lowest rate of occurrence is that from the point of view of the
government and financial cost of an integrated road transport system
represent one of one many cells on the national income there by a time
they forget about and road transport system. By this I mean that the
decision is essential government by consideration of a political nature.
In principle, the number of casualties on the road could be reduced
to any required level, provided there was sufficient investment of
economic and social effort that could minimize or reduce it.
In view of what has been said about appraisal of accident rate in
Enugu – Onitsha Express Road, it may be said to occur when many vehicle
do not meet the safety requirement of the traffic role as it can always
Road accident is normally a failure of the control system the
starting point in how to prevent accident along Enugu – Onitsha Express
Road should be understood. What is required of many vehicles?
There are factors that lead to road accident.
Unsafe Driver: Unsafe driver is a driver that drives under the
influence of alcohol or drugs feeling sleepy, carelessly distracted, pot
whole, driving with uncorrected vision or hearing.
Hazardous Driving Condition: Hazardous driving condition is driving
under stormy weather. Sleeping road surface, darkness, narrow roads.
Unsafe Driving Practices: This is driving above the speed
limit, turning without signaling, following the car ahead too closely.
Unsafe condition with an automobile: Brakes failure, unsafe steering
gear, worn-out tires, over loading and driver without light at night is
also one of the major features of road accident is a high proportion of
severe multiple injuries, gotten. However motor accident rate may
constitute a growing problem in our society, perhaps scrunching of
traffic regulation equipment facilities shall be improved the state.
1.2 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
In the past, in the time of our fore father the rate of road accident
was very small because they were uncivilized; there was very few motor
vehicles, good road etc.
In this modern time, there is hardly a day without
accident, go to road safety office, and see the number of people that is
being hospitalized, mainly the value of goods lost by Enugu – Onitsha
Express accident victims, not to talk of those that have lost their
limes because of accident that occur on this road.
At this juncture, one may ask at what season of the year or
month people normally have accident, and what factors influence the
road accident and how many people may be admitted into the hospital or
the value of crude deaths rate will it not increase from day to day on
this road in future.
Awareness of all these things may make the government to
know how much to budget for maintain of these road or maintenance of
road facilities, provision of emergency services and how best to control
road accident and suppress it to the lowest rate of occurring.
Nowadays, it appears that the tendency of accident occurring is greater than it was in the previous decades.
New invention is the main factors that attribute to it many
people are miss using it. Also illiteracy of the drivers. Lack of
vehicle maintenance, bad roads, one way traffic inexperience etc.
Against this background, I decided to carry out a study on
the value of accident rate in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road in order to
investigate some of the above maintained issues.
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of this project is to carry out statistical
appraisal of accident rate in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road for a period
of eight years (1995 – 2002).
To ascertain the rate at which accident occur, whether the
accident rate has been increased as years go by or its varies from month
or being at decrease and at what season of the year do we have higher
rate of accident at Enugu – Onitsha Express Road.
Moreover, this project will help to predict the value of
road accident or number of the road accident in Enugu – Onitsha Express
Road that will occure in future will regard to the past records.
This scientific knowledge will help the government in their
planning and also on how best to control or reduce road accident in
Enugu – Onitsha Express Road to its minimum of occurrence in the state.
Finally, the recommendation made I this work will help
individuals to know the rate of accident in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road
so as not to be the next victim.
1.4 SCOPE AND LIMITATION
The researchers decided to limit the scope of the topic, the
appraisal of accident rate in Enugu – Onitsha Express Road, so as to
collect accurate data during the limited period of research to do more
accident work in future.