[Pamukkale Univ Muh Bilim Derg]
Pamukkale Univ Muh Bilim Derg. Baskıdaki Makaleler: PAJES-65391 | DOI: 10.5505/pajes.2019.65391  

Investigation of the factors contributing to truck driver’s involvement in an injury accident

Ibrahim Khalil Umar1, Samir Bashir2
1Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Near East University, Lefkoşa, KKTC Mersin 10 Turkey
2Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Kano State Polytechnic, Kano Nigeria

The study was aimed at identifying the factors contributing to truck driver’s involvement in an injury accident in Kano, Nigeria using Logistic regression. 248 truck drivers were interviewed using a questionnaire and relevant information on their involvement in injury accident was collected. The result of the survey shows that 52.8% of the drivers were involved in an injury accident at least once in their professional carrier and 80% of the drivers were below the age of 40years. Results from the regression analysis found the Average distance traveled/week (p=0.0057), average driving hours/day (p=0.0232), sleeping on the wheel (p=0.0004), and presence of co-driver (p=0.0003) to be statistically significant in contributing to driver’s involvement in an injury accident. Average distance traveled/week, sleeping on wheel and presence of co-driver were found to positively affect involvement in injury accident with OR values of 1.80, 3.61 and 3.94 respectively. The model was found to be good in classifying truck drivers involvement in injury accident with a reasonable level of accuracy (70%). Increased safety awareness among drivers by conducting seminars and organizing training sessions regularly will help reduce the involvement of truck drivers in accidents.

Keywords: Accident, Injury, Logistic regression, Truck driver




Sorumlu Yazar: Ibrahim Khalil Umar, Nigeria


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