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Assessment of Seat Belt Usage by Drivers and Front Seat Passengers at DSC Round-About in Effurun Delta State, Nigeria

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 224-226

Keywords : Seat; Belt; Drivers; Front- Seat; Passengers; Effurun.;

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Abstract

Investigation of seat belt usage by Drivers and Front Seat Passengers at Delta Steel Company (DSC) Round-About in Delta State, Nigeria was carried out. Buses and Cars as were the only target vehicles for the observational study. Physical observation of vehicles and occupants was conducted in three shifts: Morning (7.00 am to 8.00 am), afternoon (2.00 pm noon to 3.00 pm) and evening (5.00 pm to 6.00 pm). The information was captured and analysed. Results revealed total of 6039 out of 10, 000 Drivers, 60.39% were in compliance (Belted), 4719 Front Seat Passenger (FSP), 47.19% out of 10, 000, were in compliance (Belted) in Buses and Cars combined. And 40.6% Drivers compliance and 28.50% FSP compliance in Buses, 80.52% Drivers compliance and 66.07% FSP compliance to the use of seat belt in Cars. It was concluded that seat belt usage at DSC Round- About was just above average with Drivers and FSP in cars having higher compliance than Drivers and FSP in Buses. And was a significant relationship between compliance to seat belt use and the vehicle type in both the Drivers and FSP. It is recommended that seat belt survey be undertaken where FRSC personnel will be physically present.

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