Traffic control signals offer advantages for regulating traffic at signalized intersections, but may cause problems if they are not heeded to by the road users. Non-compliance of traffic signals may increase intersection delay, road crash frequency, red light violation, fuel consumption and vehicle operating cost; and might encourage the use of alternative routes. Traffic analysis and forecasting becomes irrelevant if road users do not comply with the traffic regulations. This study investigates tricycle operators behavioral pattern or compliance rate at signalized intersections. Field observations were conducted at two signalized intersections located in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria. The results showed that, out of a total of sampled 2926 tricycle operators who had a chance for violation, 1017 (34.76%) drivers ran red lights, 56 (2.0%) drivers were using mobile phone/earpiece while operating, 578 (19.75%) drivers practicing overloading, 329(11.24%) drivers picking/ dropping passengers at intersection, 36 (1.23%) drivers smoking while operating, 32 (1.10%) Trafficator failure/miss-information and only 878 (30%) drivers come to complete stop at red and comply with all the traffic regulations. It was observed that tricycle drivers have high tendency for running red lights. Bar charts were drawn to show the relationship between the variables observed. The study also reveals that most of the signalized intersections are not well coordinated. This study advocates for strategies, policies and measures that would control, enforce and regulate the behaviors of tricycle operators at signalized intersections by relevant government agencies such as the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Police and the Department of Road Traffic Services.
Driver, Red Light Violation, Traffic Signal, Traffic Volume
Baiti Akilu Boyi , Nurudeen Yusuf , Kabiru Samaila "Feasibity Studies of the Behaviour of Tricycle Operators at A Given Signalised Intersections in Kano Metropolis: Case Study of Tal’udu and Gwammaja." Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 3 2022 Page 83-90
Baiti Akilu Boyi , Nurudeen Yusuf , Kabiru Samaila "Feasibity Studies of the Behaviour of Tricycle Operators at A Given Signalised Intersections in Kano Metropolis: Case Study of Tal’udu and Gwammaja." Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(3)