Road Traffic Accidents in Kuwait: Triangulation Method Study

Triple A Res. J. Soc. Sci. and Human. (JSSH)
Vol. 2(3): 079 – 088, October 2018


Prof. Dr. Amer Alsaleh
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Kuwait University, Kuwait City,
State of Kuwait. Zip Code: 71962


There was an increasing trend from 2010 to 2011 motor traffic accidents in Kuwait City, passengers and pedestrians are always at highest risk of being injured or killed on the road. Quantitative and qualitative results indicated that the technical element of the highway construction, irresponsibility, poor management, cell phones, alcohol and drugs, age of the victims and poor condition of services were the causes of traffic accidents in Kuwait. The study recommended that the government should review legislation regarding employment of drivers, and working conditions of police force should be improved, public road safety campaigns should be conducted, and new driving license system should be imposed. The use of cell phones while driving should be restricted. The hospital and police records should be updated with the number of road victims, the hospital staff, traffic police and ambulance personnel should be considered for intensive training on emergency and preparedness, and regular vehicle inspection should be introduced in Kuwait City.

Keyword: Traffic- accidents-Risk Theory-System Theory-Triangulation- method

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