Research Papers

Observational studies of road traffic engineering measures on Federal Capital Territory Roads in Abija, Nigeria

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Category 2010 CMRSC XX Niagara
Tags Session 4B
Author/Auteur Adeyemi Ayodeji Omidiji

Abstract

The continuous increase in road traffic crashes on major intersections within the Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, prompted investigations into the causes and possible countermeasures. Traffic engineering measures such as the installation of speed bumps, warning signs and markings were considered most suitable for the nature of problems detected. Observational studies of the traffic situations on these sites, and the analysis of the “before” and “after” road crashes was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of these countermeasures. The remarkable reduction in the road traffic crashes on these intersections made the consideration for the adoption of these measures on areas with similar problems eminent.

Adeyemi Ayodeji Omidiji