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Title: Comparative study of safety of taxi and trotro in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area
Authors: Asiedu-Larbi, Richmond
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2017
Abstract: Trotros and taxis are vital modes of public transportation as they help address the mobility needs of transportation-disadvantaged groups in Ghana. There have been perceived safety concerns related to public transportation in terms of road crashes in the Kumasi Metropolis. This study analysed and evaluated comparatively the safety of the use of trotros and taxis for public transportation. To realise the aims of this study, information was elicited from operators and passengers of the two modes using questionnaires. In addition, road traffic crash data was obtained for the study area and analysed. General field observation was used to obtain additional inputs on selected roads within the metropolis. The study established that both trotros and taxis are the major modes of public transportation in the metropolis. In terms of safety, there are similarities in trends for both modes for all accident categories, except for fatalities which showed a significantly increasing trend for trotros compared to that of taxis. Most of the safety issues associated with the two modes were partly due to traffic management and partly due to inadequate infrastructure. It is concluded that despite the similarities in operations, traffic conditions, routing, and accident trends and types, taxis as a mode of public transportation in the metropolis are generally safer compared to trotros.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering College of Engineering in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Road and Transportation Engineering, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10451
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