International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 4, 2022
What are the causes of road traffic accidents in Kisangani, DR Congo?
Author(s): Joseph Desire Oleko Wa Oleko, Cyrille D Okundji, Jean Aime L Manga, Marcel B Bushiri, Prospere L Lenghomo
In the world, road accidents are a major public health problem; each year, about 1.3 million people died as a result of road accidents and between 25 to 50 million were injured. They are the second leading cause of death among 10–14-year-olds and 20–24-year-olds and the third among 5–9-year-olds. The objective of our study is to determine the causes of road accidents in the first half of 2019. Regarding our investigation, we used the qualitative study method that allows us to easily interact with the different forum participants and quickly identify the causes of road accidents in Kisangani. Of all the results obtained are the following: pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users because of the ignorance of the highway code; young drivers are exposed to the risks of the road because of the search for strong feelings, or alcoholism, drug taking and mystical beliefs. Men are more exposed than women because of their brutality. To prevent road accidents, the opening of auto schools and awareness are essential.
Keywords: Traffic, Accidents, Kisangani, Rolling Vehicle, CANON
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