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dc.contributor.author Amweelo, Moses
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-10T07:46:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-10T07:46:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Amweelo, M. (2016). The road safety in Namibia: focus on road traffic accidents. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia, 7, 103-119. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7673
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1751
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses road traffic accidents in Namibia. The occurrence of road accidents and the resulting fatalities and injuries are of great concern to the government of the Republic of Namibia. This is confirmed by available vehicle collision rate and overload statistics as well as independent studies of the municipal and Namibia traffic police. The paper also discusses the new road traffic and transport act, which is envisaged to be implemented in due course. This will improve the control of vehicle roadworthiness testing and registration, licensing of drivers, rules of the road and traffic law enforcement. The so-called ”human factor” plays a role in the majority of vehicle accidents. Cognitive psychology provides more detailed information on human factors. It explains theoretical concepts and principles on how the mind works. It has also been said that cars do not cause accidents, people do. For this reason a ”technical” and ”legal” approach alone are not regarded as sufficient to improve the road traffic safety situation in Namibia. Additional actions directed at applied research education of the public and in general the engendering of a road traffic safety ethic is necessary. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Road accident en_US
dc.subject Overload statistics en_US
dc.subject Human factor en_US
dc.subject Traffic policing en_US
dc.title The road safety in Namibia: Focus on road traffic accidents en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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