978-613-9-95439-1

Seat belt utilization among public transport drivers in A. A, Ethiopia

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Summary:

Road traffic injuries are a major public health problem for the 21th century. About 1.3 million people lost their lives each year because of road traffic crashes, with millions more sustaining serious injuries and living with long-term adverse health consequences. 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries although they account for 82% of the world’s population with only 54% of the world’s registered vehicles. Proper seat belt wearing can significantly save lives and reduce the risk of serious injury during road traffic crashes. Currently, in Ethiopia, an increasing vehicle crash fatalities and injuries is one of health challenges though it has road traffic laws including seat belt use since 2011.Commercial public transport vehicles, especially taxi/mini buses and public transport buses usually prone to traffic crashes. Although the well known drivers’ seat belt use estimate and enforcement seem to be high, Ethiopia has no proper seat belt utilization estimate and enforcement. Reliable estimate and enforcement of proper seat belt usage is confirmed by an in-side vehicle observation aimed at reducing the burden of traffic severe injuries and fatalities.

Author:

Semegnew Takele Dessalegn

Biographie:

Semegnew Takele, MPH:studied BSc.in Occupational Health & Safety & Master of Public Health in Public Health from where Gondar & Addis Ababa University respectively. I've Health & Safety Professional experiences in different Ethiopian government organizations with responsibilities of public,environmental,occupational health and safety aspects them.

Author:

Yifoker Tefera

Biographie:

Author:

Teferi Abegaz

Biographie:

Number of Pages:

68

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-01-16

ISBN:

978-613-9-95439-1

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Seat Belt Use, Proper Seat Belt Use, Public Transport and Crash Severity., Driving Behavior

Product category:

MEDICAL / General