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Accident and whiplash injuries prevention in Nigeria

  • Nigeria ranks one of the highest countries in the world with the largest accident, especially when measured by whiplash associated disorders, whereas, traffic safety education rate, data and information been widely known as preventive indicators have been grossly neglected. In Nigeria, traffic safety enlightenment, awareness, political understanding and appreciation of the problem's magnitude are lacking. This study, therefore, seeks to understand and document the fact that accident causation factors in Nigeria relate more to the problem of development, poverty, knowledge and education as evidenced in most other developing countries. Among the primary accident causation factors on Nigerian roads are: - lack of a transportation system or multi-model integration - sub-standard and obsolete vehicles and road furniture - poor road maintenance, investment and engineering management - paucity of road users' and drivers' knowledge, skill, enlightenment and education of the road Use This paper submits that Nigeria being a developing nation requires purely primitive strategies being cost effective (health wise) than curative measures. It is in this light that an enduring, comprehensive and sustainable traffic safety educational programmes information base and data inventory, analysis and implementations form the focus of this study. This effort will provide basic guidelines framework and implementation procedure for a successful prevention of whiplash associated disorder resulting from road traffic crashes in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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Author:S. I. Oni
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Year of first publication:2005
Contributing corporation:University <Lagos> / Department of Geography
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Erziehung; Halswirbel; Konferenz; Nigeria; Sicherheit; Unfall; Unfallverhütung; Ursache; Verhütung; Verkehr; Verletzung; Wirbelsäule
Accident; Accident prevention; Cause; Cervical vertebrae; Conference; Education; Injury; Nigeria; Prevention; Safety; Spinal column; Traffic
Source:1st International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 282-285
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 82 Unfall und Verkehrsinfrastruktur
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 1st International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt

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