TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE IVORY COAST: APPROACHES TO ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH . COMPENDIUM OF PAPERS. SECOND AFRICAN ROAD SAFETY CONGRESS, ADDIS ABABA, OCTOBER 16-20, 1989. JOINT ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA AND OECD CONGRESS

This article discusses the causes of traffic accidents in the Ivory Coast. These causes are various and include: (a) the use of "trickery" by some drivers to avoid complying with regulations such as driver licences, vehicle inspections, and payment of penalties; (b) failure to comply with regulations; (c) ignorance of regulations; (d) drivers' contempt for pedestrians; (e) pedestrian behaviour; (f) a tendency for vehicles to be considered to be a status symbol, and almost universal ignorance about the potential dangers involved in driving; (g) an inability on the part of many drivers to accept responsibility for their actions; (h) overestimation of personal driving ability, arrogance, and lack of humility; (i) impatience and irritability when driving; (j) the attribution of accidents to fate or to other supernatural forces. The results of some studies into the causes of traffic accidents, especially the effect of social group or personality upon accident rate are presented and discussed. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • KOUABENAN, D R
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00620123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM