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Impact of Road Safety and Accidents Prevention in Cameroon

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Abstract: Road Traffic Crash is a major public health issue experienced in the world today. This has therefore led to a significant damage to property, loss of lives thereby constituting an alarming problem. Road safety are measures put in place to prevent or reduce the risk of an accident occurring. The main problem identified by the researcher was the problem of numerous and fatal accidents on the highway in Cameroon. It is against this background that the main endeavor of this research is to identify the impact of achieving long lasting improvement on road accident prevention. safety and The role of road safety and accident prevention is very vital in Cameroon, since way. it reduces and preserved human life and properties in the high This paper sought to find out the influence of road safety and accident prevention in Cameroon. The study was purely based on literature review. From the review of several theories and emp irical studies it was established that accidents were as a result of more of human factors like speed, overloading, non respect of road signs. After analysing the data, the ensuring findings revealed that in spite of the results it still has a lot of setba cks coming from the methodology used, time, respondents and geographical limitations. Therefore, the researcher is recommending that if ICT tools like Geographical Positioning System, Transport Management System is been used, infrastructure of roads is imp roved, constant checks by road stakeholders, it will help to reduce accidents on our highways in our economy. This paves the necessity of way for the reader to have an indepth knowledge about road safety and accident prevention in Cameroon gives opportunities to bring out further research on this topic.

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