Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 8

Compliances of Road Safety Practices and Associated Factors for Penalization against Traffic Offences among Commercial Motorcyclists: A Case of Dodoma City, Tanzania

Evaristus Peter Makota1* and Stephen Mathew Kibusi2

1Training and Continuous Professional Development, Njombe RRH, Tanzania
2College of Health Sciences, University of Dodoma, Tanzania

*Corresponding Author: Evaristus Peter Makota, Training and Continuous Professional Development, Njombe RRH, Tanzania.

Received: June 08, 2021; Published: July 22, 2021

Citation: Evaristus Peter Makota and Stephen Mathew Kibusi. “Compliances of Road Safety Practices and Associated Factors for Penalization against Traffic Offences among Commercial Motorcyclists: A Case of Dodoma City, Tanzania". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.8 (2021): 121-127.


  Accidents have been observed to hinder individual development and reduce national economic intensification against expectations of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presence of users of motorcycles and the associated accidents incursion offer a unique challenge in view of inadequate work force, which is frequently lost. However, despite the effort taken by the Government in addressing road safety practices, compliance is still low and reasons for penalization against traffic offences among commercial motorcyclists is continued to worsen the situation, the current study aimed at assessing compliances and reasons for penalization so as to counteract the burden of road traffic injuries. Study involved two hundred fifty two participants randomly selected from registered parking points and the result showed that majority of the commercial motorcyclists had low compliances and most of them were penalized against traffic offences with a couple of reasons including riding without wearing helmet, drunken riding. The result also revealed that, riding experience, possession of license and awareness on speed limits shown closely association with penalization.

Keywords: Compliances; Road Safety Practices; Penalization; Traffic Offences; Commercial Motorcyclists


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Copyright: © 2021 Evaristus Peter Makota and Stephen Mathew Kibusi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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