Effect of Human Factors on Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs): The Case of Hawassa City, SNRS, Ethiopia

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Siquarie Shudda Dangisso


This paper discusses the effects of human factors on RTAs in Hawassa city. The research intended to attain two specific objectives - first, to examine the human errors that obstruct road traffic safety, and second, to the significant human factors contributing to road traffic accidents (RTAs). The research has used qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide a variety of perspectives that can be studied. Simple descriptive analyses (mean, standard deviation, and percentage) using tables, graphs, and figures were conducted to analyze human factors' effect on road traffic accidents (RTAs) in the study area. Road traffic safety and improper utility and road use are considered factors affecting road traffic safety. The statistical analysis and result revealed that independent variables (speedy driving, drunken driving, distracted driving, road users neglecting) have a moderate correlation. However, they have a moderate, strong, and very strong relationship to the dependent variable, i.e., road traffic safety. In order to identify the main human factor contributing to road traffic accidents (RTAs), an analysis carried out by multiple linear regression analysis discovered four factors (independent variables) that significantly increase the risk of road traffic accidents (RTAs). Therefore, human factors have been identified to account for the occurrence of road traffic accidents (RTAs).


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Dangisso, S. S. (2023). Effect of Human Factors on Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs): The Case of Hawassa City, SNRS, Ethiopia . PanAfrican Journal of Governance and Development (PJGD), 4(1), 53-84. https://doi.org/10.46404/panjogov.v4i1.4482
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Siquarie Shudda Dangisso, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Siquarie Shudda Dangisso is a Ph.D. Scholar in Community Development, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. He earned two Master of Arts in Development and Governance Studies (Specialization in Governance) from Hawassa University and a Master of Arts in Business Administration (Specialization in Human Resources) from Africa Beza College, Ethiopia. He earned two Bachelor of Arts in Pure Management from Alpha University College and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethiopian Language (Amharic) from Dilla University. To his credit is one published article entitled "Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities of MSEs in Employment Generation: The Case of Tabor Sub City, Hawassa City Administration, SNNPRS, Ethiopia” in The Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. 53 (3-4), 1-25. Besides he also accomplished Advanced Diploma in Transport Leadership from Galilee Management Institute in Israel. In addition to his academic engagement, he served the society as a political leader with the capacity of Head of Road Development and Transport Bureau, Mayor, Hawassa City Administration, and Deputy-Director for Development Policy Studies and Research Institute for Regional Bureau.


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