oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Substance use and road traffic accidents among Nigerian commercial motorcyclists
|Article Title||Substance use and road traffic accidents among Nigerian commercial motorcyclists|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of Jos, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||81 - 93|
|Keyword(s)||Alcoholic products, Alert, Boredom, Driving skills, Fatigue, Fearlessness and Tobacco|
In this study two hundred and fifty six commercial motor cyclists were interviewed at various locations in Jos, Blakuru and Bauchi, to establish the extent to which their use of psychoactive substances is related to their involvement in accidents. The results revealed that 98% of the cyclists take alcohol, kolanuts, amphetamines and valium. Married cyclists more than unmarried cyclists were involved in chewing kolanuts and/or amphetamines. 84.94% of the cyclists were involved in accidents in the past 12 months.
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