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Asian Journal of Geographical Research, .,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 2

Original-research-article

Spatio-Temporal Pattern of Motorcycle Accidents in Anambra State, Nigeria

 

Peter P. Umeh1,2, Vincent N. Ojeh2*, Lucky Arisabor3 and Christopher O. Ikporukpo1

1Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Department of Geography, Taraba State University, PMB 1167, Jalingo, Nigeria.

3Department of Marine Transport, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State Nigeria.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Huan Yu, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Chengdu University of Technology, China.

Reviewers:

(1) S. Deepa Devasenapathy, Anna University, India.

(2) Murat Darçin, Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy, Turkey.

(3) Vikram Puri, Duy Tan University, Vietnam.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/25148

Abstracts

This research work focuses on spatio-temporal pattern of motorcycle accidents in Anambra state, Nigeria. The study used mostly secondary data, accident records which were obtained from Federal Road Safety Commission Awka, Anambra state (RS 5.30). The data on motorcycle accidents were obtained for a period of ten (10) years (2007-2016). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique was employed in the examination of the statistical significance of the variation among the local government areas of the state. The result indicates that there is a significant variation in the number of motorcycle accidents among the local government areas of the state (F29, 189 = 2.609; p<0.05). Again analysis of variance was employed in the examination of the statistical significance of the variation of motorcycle accidents over time (2007-2016) in Anambra state. The result indicates that there is a significant difference in the number of motorcycle accidents from 2007-2016 (F9, 200= 13.210; p<0.05). Multiple regression analysis was employed in the examination of some of the characteristics of the local government areas of the state. It was observed that, there is a joint prediction of motorcycle accidents by a combination of some of the characteristics of the LGA of the state (p<0.05), the result implies that other characteristics of the Local Government areas of the state played little influence on the number of motorcycle accidents that occurred in 2011. The need for re-orientation of the land use pattern in the study area, better road network characteristics, Government should set up more police patrols for the highways in order to enforce road traffic regulation including speed limits and the need to establish Federal Road Safety Corps  archive where accident records will be kept, collated and processed are desirable.

Keywords :

Spatio-temporal pattern; motorcycles; motorcycle accidents; variations; anambra state.

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