Accident Predisposing Factors on Operational Performance of Boda Boda Projects- a Case of Lurambi Subcouty, Kakamega County, Kenya
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the accident predisposing factors on operational performance of boda boda projects in Lurambi Sub county, Kakamega town. The objectives of the study were: to determine the influence of drug and substance abuse on operational performance of boda boda projects in Lurambi Sub County, to establish the influence of personal demographic characteristic on operational performance of boda boda projects in Lurambi sub County, to explore the influence of training on operational performance of boda boda projects in Lurambi Sub County and to determine the influence of awareness and compliance with government regulations on operational performance of boda boda projects in Lurambi Sub county. The study was supported by structural functionalism theory and Marxist theory of class structures. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The study area was Lurambi Sub County which is located in Kakamega County. The target population was 632 respondents. The target population was drawn from registered boda boda riders who are 630, Traffic commander 1 and medical superintendent 1 making a total of 632 respondents. The sample size was calculated by use of Taro Yamane’s formula giving a sample size of 247 respondents and proportionally allocated to the strata’s. The data collection instrument was questionnaire which was designed using 5 point Likert scale. The questionnaires were administered using a drop and pick method. After data collection, the researcher conducted data cleaning, which involved identification of incomplete or inaccurate responses and correct to improve the quality of the responses. The data collection instruments were tested for validity to enhance credibility of data by consulting the supervisor. Reliability was achieved by Pre-testing of the instrument. Data was analyzed by use of both inferential and descriptive statistics using SPSS version 20. The study made recommendations and conclusions based on the findings which are of great significance in refuting or supporting existing theories thus bridging knowledge gaps in the broad area of study. The study found out that accident predisposing factors affects operational performance of boda boda projects (R2 = .834) shows that all the predictors account for 83.4% variation in operational performance. The β value for alcohol and drug abuse (.633), personal demographic characteristic (.151) training (.183) and awareness and compliance with government regulations (.173) were positive. The positive β values indicate the direction of relationship between predictors and outcome. The study recommends stringent measures on drunk driving, Boda boda operators should be trained by qualified personnel and registered driving schools and given licenses and operators should comply with government regulations.
SubjectAccident Predisposing Factors on Operational Performance of Boda Boda Projects- a Case of Lurambi Subcouty, Kakamega County, Kenya
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