Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Over Speeding Among Long Distance Commercial Drivers in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Authors: Onoja MO, Joshua IA, Gobir AA, Namuya NP, Onoja AD, Nwankwo B
Over- speeding is an important risk factor for road traffic accidents, and every year many people die as a result of road traffic crashes. In Nigeria, it has rendered many children orphans. This study assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice of over speeding among long distance commercial drivers in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out in January 2015, among 102 long distance commercial drivers in Zaria who have been driving for at least one year from the four major motor parks. The data was collected using pretested, structured interviewer administered questionnaire, and analysed using SPSS 20.0. The results were presented in tables and figures. Majority of the respondents (61.8%) were within the age group of 25-34 years, with mean age of 36.8 ± 8.7 years and 10.8% had tertiary education. Majority (99%) of the respondents had heard of over speeding while about half (47.1%) had driven above 100 km/hr. There was a statistically significant association between age and educational level of respondents and over speeding (p=<0.05) Majority of the long-distance commercial drivers had good knowledge, positive attitude and poor practice of over speeding. There is need for a comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy to educate the drivers on ways to ensure more road safety, formal training on driving and enforcement of speed limits by all relevant stakeholders.
Affiliations: Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Kogi State University, Ayigba, Kogi State, Nigeria
Keywords: Attitude, Commercial Drivers, Knowledge, Over Speeding, Practice, Zaria
Published date: 2019/12/30