Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020, Page: 309-315
Effectiveness of Communication Actions on the Reduction of Road Traffic Accidents Among Motorcyclists: A Systematic Review
Francois Agossou, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Jacques Saizonou, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Nicolas Gaffan, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Blasselle Houssou, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Assomption Hounsa, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Cyriaque Ahodekon, Pluridisciplinary Doctoral School, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Patrick Makoutode, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Virginie Mongbo, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Regional Institute of Public Health, University of Abomey, Calavi, Benin
Received: May 29, 2020;       Accepted: Sep. 14, 2020;       Published: Oct. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20200605.20      View  77      Downloads  16
Abstract
Vulnerable road users, including motorcyclists, account for more than half of all road traffic fatalities worldwide. Communication actions are an essential part of prevention both in Africa and in the world. This study aimed to review the available scientific studies on the effectiveness of communication actions for the reduction of road traffic accidents among motorcyclists. We carried out an automatic search on PubMed using an equation and a manual search on Google Scholar using keywords and the bibliographic references of the studies generated by the automatic search. Using this strategy, 155 articles were identified, 16 of which were eliminated as duplicates. Thus, 139 were screened by reading the titles, abstracts, and full-texts. In the end, 13 articles met the inclusion criteria. The included articles provided evidence of the effectiveness of communication actions on the reduction of risk factors for the occurrence or severity of road traffic accidents. However, communication actions alone seem insufficient to achieve a sustainable and significant reduction in road traffic accidents, road traffic injuries, or road traffic fatalities. This confirms the need to integrate all road safety promotion strategies to act simultaneously on the various risk factors for the occurrence or severity of road traffic accidents and thereby significantly reduce their incidence and associated consequences.
Keywords
Effectiveness, Communication, Prevention, Road Traffic Accidents, Benin
To cite this article
Francois Agossou, Jacques Saizonou, Nicolas Gaffan, Blasselle Houssou, Assomption Hounsa, Cyriaque Ahodekon, Patrick Makoutode, Virginie Mongbo, Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Effectiveness of Communication Actions on the Reduction of Road Traffic Accidents Among Motorcyclists: A Systematic Review, Central African Journal of Public Health. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2020, pp. 309-315. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20200605.20
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