The Challenges Facing Informal Occupation in Nigeria: A Study of Some Selected Commercial Motorcycles in Edo State
15 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Date Written: February 14, 2014
This study examined the challenges of commercial motorcycles in Edo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted. Data were collected through questionnaires and in-depth interviews (IDIs) among selected motorcyclists, police officers and road safety officials in Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo State. A total of 255 questionnaires were administered and 10 in-depth interviews were conducted. Data analyses involved univariate and content analyses. The finding revealed that social stigmatization due to the use of motorcycles for criminal activities, lack of protection and adequate clothing for riders, reckless driving, impatient, over speeding and non-compliance of traffic rules, ban and arrest of innocent motorcyclists, and payment of incessant levies are the major challenges of commercial motorcyclists in Nigeria. The findings were discussed with reference to relevant empirical literatures, and with recommendations both for practice and future research highlighted.
Keywords: Challenges, Commercial Motorcycles, Motorcyclists, Safety, Nigeria
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