Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 687-694

Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents

Authors: Sulaiman Mohammed Alahmad, Abdullah Mansour Alswilem, Abdulaziz Mohammed Alhussain, Ekab Jurays Alotaibi, Muath Ali Alshehri, Sultan Mohammed Alhussain, Abdulmanea Mohammed Alwaeli.

ABSTRACT

Background: Saudi Arabia is having a high incidence of Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) leading to a high death rate. Therefore, it requires an evaluation of the risk factors for RTAs and guidelines to decrease the prevalence of road traffic injuries and reduce healthcare burden. This survey analysis aimed to explore the population perception of the management of RTAs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed to the general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The questions were in Arabic. The survey consisted of sections including the socio-demographic variables, in addition to questions about population perception and practices related to road traffic safety. Data analysis was done through SPSS program version 22. Results: The mean score for the whole sample was 54.80 7.181, with a minimum score of 22 and a maximum score of 66. The average score for participants, who did not have accidents previously (55.02 7.274) was non-significantly higher (p = 0.623) than those who had previous accidents (54.70 7.146). There was a significant difference between participants' opinions regarding the most important cause of road accidents (p = 0.033). Also, a significantly higher number of participants who had previous car accidents strongly agree that drivers should be obligated to have car maintenance in particular centers (59.3%) compared to those who did not have previous accidents (p = 0.011). Conclusion: The general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, showed a satisfactory level of awareness toward RTAs. Further studies in other regions of Saudi Arabia should be performed to figure out the real estimation of perception toward RTAs.

Keywords:
Perception; management; Road Traffic Accidents.


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Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents


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Sulaiman Mohammed Alahmad
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mansour Alswilem
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Mohammed Alhussain
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ekab Jurays Alotaibi
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Muath Ali Alshehri
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan Mohammed Alhussain
Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmanea Mohammed Alwaeli
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Mansour Alswilem, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; abdullah.m.alswailem@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 23 Dec 2019
Accepted 04 Jan 2020
Published online 15 Jan 2020
Published in print 25 Feb 2020

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Alahmad SM, Alswilem AM, Alhussain AM, Alotaibi EJ, Alshehri MA, Alhussain SM, Alwaeli AM. Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad SM, Alswilem AM, Alhussain AM, Alotaibi EJ, Alshehri MA, Alhussain SM, Alwaeli AM. Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=79150 [Access: March 28, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad SM, Alswilem AM, Alhussain AM, Alotaibi EJ, Alshehri MA, Alhussain SM, Alwaeli AM. Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad SM, Alswilem AM, Alhussain AM, Alotaibi EJ, Alshehri MA, Alhussain SM, Alwaeli AM. Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. IJMDC. (2020), [cited March 28, 2020]; 4(3): 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad, S. M., Alswilem, . A. M., Alhussain, . A. M., Alotaibi, . E. J., Alshehri, . M. A., Alhussain, . S. M. & Alwaeli, . A. M. (2020) Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. IJMDC, 4 (3), 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad, Sulaiman Mohammed, Abdullah Mansour Alswilem, Abdulaziz Mohammed Alhussain, Ekab Jurays Alotaibi, Muath Ali Alshehri, Sultan Mohammed Alhussain, and Abdulmanea Mohammed Alwaeli. 2020. Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


Chicago Style

Alahmad, Sulaiman Mohammed, Abdullah Mansour Alswilem, Abdulaziz Mohammed Alhussain, Ekab Jurays Alotaibi, Muath Ali Alshehri, Sultan Mohammed Alhussain, and Abdulmanea Mohammed Alwaeli. "Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad, Sulaiman Mohammed, Abdullah Mansour Alswilem, Abdulaziz Mohammed Alhussain, Ekab Jurays Alotaibi, Muath Ali Alshehri, Sultan Mohammed Alhussain, and Abdulmanea Mohammed Alwaeli. "Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.3 (2020), 687-694. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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Alahmad, S. M., Alswilem, . A. M., Alhussain, . A. M., Alotaibi, . E. J., Alshehri, . M. A., Alhussain, . S. M. & Alwaeli, . A. M. (2020) Population perception of the management of road traffic accidents. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 687-694. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577135184


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