Attitudes and awareness of traffic safety among drivers in tripoli-libya

Hussin A M Yahia, Amiruddin Ismail, Shaban Ismael Albrka, Aldukali Salem Almselati, Mohd Azizul Ladin

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Abstract

Road accidents are one of the major challenges faced by most countries worldwide. It has been recognized as one of the major causes for human and economic losses both in developed and developing countries. Road accidents cause social and economic problems. This study investigated age and gender related differences in driver's attitudes towards violations of traffic laws in Tripoli-Libya. A total of 384 drivers were sampled for the study drawn from, work places as companies and banks in the city center and universities and other gatherings within Tripoli the metropolis. The results of the study showed that age and gender have significant influence on attitudes and knowledge of traffic laws, but not by a large margin. Males had a better knowledge on traffic law compared with the female respondents 74% of male and 61% of female. Implications and explanations for knowledge of traffic laws as well as traffic safety campaigns and methodological issues are discussed, also highlighted, suggestions for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5297-5303
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume7
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Drivers
  • Knowledge
  • Road accidents
  • Traffic law

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Attitudes and awareness of traffic safety among drivers in tripoli-libya. / Yahia, Hussin A M; Ismail, Amiruddin; Albrka, Shaban Ismael; Almselati, Aldukali Salem; Ladin, Mohd Azizul.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 24, 2014, p. 5297-5303.

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Yahia, Hussin A M ; Ismail, Amiruddin ; Albrka, Shaban Ismael ; Almselati, Aldukali Salem ; Ladin, Mohd Azizul. / Attitudes and awareness of traffic safety among drivers in tripoli-libya. In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 24. pp. 5297-5303.
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