oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Urban pedestrian accidents and the efficacy of a counter-measure

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The characteristics of pedestrian accidents in Enugu and its environs were studied prospectively using routine police records. While most accidents occurred during Mondays, weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) had the lowest rates. More accidents were also recorded during the periods of maximum road usage with male adults and female children being mostly involved. In a before-and-after study, it was found that after lessons on good road manners were delivered to pupils there was a significant reduction in the number that failed to use the pedestrian walk over the nearby expressway. The problem of pedestrian accidents with emphasis on prevention is discussed.

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