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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 943-946


Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Sarfraz Khan, Sana Mehmood, Sundas Ayyub, Rahim Bakhsh.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the impact of road safety practices (RSP) by the drivers and its relation to the general public health and safety.
Methodology: This survey comprised of 475 drivers from the three cities i.e. Gilgit, Skardu, and Chilas with the help of quota sampling technique. Illiterate drivers were interviewed face-to-face while the educated drivers were handed over questionnaires for self-filling. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used as data analysis to see the frequencies and the association between selected variables through SPSS version 21.
Results: Majority of drivers had no proper driving knowledge; they observed negative attitudes toward traffic rules and regulation. Such attitudes of the drivers are a greater threat to the public health and safety. The inferential statistics also showed a positive correlation between selected variables such as RSP and road traffic accidents (RTAs) in GB.
Conclusion: RTAs are not only threat to the drivers but also affect the general public safety and health. The government of GB should impose strict restrictions on the drivers to control this menace for the sake of general public health and safety.

Key words: Health hazardous situation, road accidents, public health concerns.


 
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Khan S, Mehmood S, Ayyub S, Bakhsh R. Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 943-946.


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Khan S, Mehmood S, Ayyub S, Bakhsh R. Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=100685 [Access: December 18, 2020].


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Khan S, Mehmood S, Ayyub S, Bakhsh R. Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 943-946.



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Khan S, Mehmood S, Ayyub S, Bakhsh R. Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 943-946.



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Khan, S., Mehmood, . S., Ayyub, . S. & Bakhsh, . R. (2020) Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. RMJ, 45 (4), 943-946.



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Khan, Sarfraz, Sana Mehmood, Sundas Ayyub, and Rahim Bakhsh. 2020. Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 943-946.



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Khan, Sarfraz, Sana Mehmood, Sundas Ayyub, and Rahim Bakhsh. "Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 943-946.



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Khan, Sarfraz, Sana Mehmood, Sundas Ayyub, and Rahim Bakhsh. "Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 943-946. Print.



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Khan, S., Mehmood, . S., Ayyub, . S. & Bakhsh, . R. (2020) Road traffic accidents as a risk to the public Health in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 943-946.








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