Journal of Research in National Development

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Influencing Driver Behavior on Nigerian Roads

IC Ogwude


This paper argues that influencing driver behavior is a major strategy for improving safe road usage in Nigeria. It uses the findings of a recent study conducted by the author to show the facets of driver behavior which contribute to incidence of road crashes and should therefore be controlled. As these factors derive from the impact of impulsiveness, anger and aggression of drivers, the study recommends the use of anger management therapy and transport education to influence behavior and to encourage appropriate skills for taking risks in traffic situations.

Keywords: Driver behavior, anger management, transport education

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