Relevance of adult education enlightenment campaign in road safety among interstate commercial mini-bus drivers in Nigeria

  • Abidemi Awotunde Abilawon
  • Emmanuel Dahunsi Mabayoje


Road Traffic Accident (RTA) is a worldwide problem which has recorded with millions of injuries and death Morbidity. Death from RTA in African continent  is on the increase with overwhelming economic and social consequences. In Nigeria, for instance, 3 billion naira is lost to RTA every year. Besides, 13% of  the country's Gross National Product (GNP) is spent on this problem. This loss undoubtedly is a causal factor for the socioeconomic underdevelopment of  the country. Nonetheless, people affected by RTA suffer neglect. The causes of (RTA) in Nigeria are multi-factorial, including driver-related factors These  factors that have to do with drivers put in about 57% of RTA, hence the focus of the paper. They relate to drivers and other road users the factors include  over-speeding, drunken driving, distraction, driver's fatigue and disobeying traffic rules. Previous studies have focused more on publicity campaign for  causes, consequences and avoidance with little emphasis on road safety education that are grounded on the principle of behavioral change. This paper  therefore examines the relevance of Adult Education Enlightenment campaign in road safety education, in reducing risky driving behavior among  interstate minibus drivers in Nigeria. It is recommended that the intervention could be used to improve risky driving behavior among inter minibus  drivers in Nigeria. 


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