Study on the ımpact of “Gerayo Amahoro Policy” on road traffıc accıdents reductıon ın Rwanda

Study on the ımpact of “Gerayo Amahoro Policy” on road traffıc accıdents reductıon ın Rwanda

Journal of Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - January 2022

GATESI JEAN DE DIEU Mukamana Rachel Mutabaruka Jean de Dieu


Globally, road traffic injuries are reported as the leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29 years and are among the top three causes of mortality among people aged 15 to 44 years. This study therefore aims to utilise statistical methods for assessing the impact of Gerayo Amahoro policy on Road Traffic Accidents reduction in Rwanda and propose counter measures that could help the decision makers in minimizing the losses caused by Road Traffic Accidents. secondary data related to road traffic accidents have been collected by using questionnaire from Rwanda National Police with the study period from 2016 up to 2020 inclusive. Analysis was done by using graphics and chi-square methods in excel and SPSS software. The results indicated that GERAYO AMAHORO policy plays the greatest role in reduction of RTAs in Rwanda due to the number of RTAs happened before the implementation of GERAYO AMAHORO which was high as compared to the total number of RTAs after implementation of GERAYO AMAHORO policy. This research conclude that negligence, over speed, bad maneuver and over drunk are mostly causes and responsible for the occurrence of RTAs in Rwanda; indicated that Vehicle types mostly related to RTAs were moto-cycles, cars and 4 wheel vehicles and the mostly victims related to RTAs were moto-cyclists, passengers and pedestrians.


Road traffic accidents, Gerayo Amahoro,Statistical analysis, impact factors, Counter measures