Assessment of Road Traffic Crashes in the Addis Ababa to Adama Old Main Road
ABSTRACT:Road traffic crashes occur as a result of several factors associated with the traffic systems such as humans, vehicles and roadways. The result of the study revealed that on average total traffic crashes including PDO occurred on the road before and after expressway constructed was 383 and 225 respectively. The average percentage of the type of crash due to vehicle and pedestrian collision occurred before and after expressway constructed is 60.26% and 54.1% respectively which accounts the largest cause of fatality. Driver whose education level is junior and age between 18-30 account highest traffic crashes before and after expressway constructed. Based on the result of this study the major causes of crashes attributed were failure to observe and give priority to pedestrians, following too closely and over speeding while driving.