Transportation plays a major and significant role in facilitating trade, commerce, and social interactions. In Nigeria, road is a major means of transportation. Over 80% of transportation in Nigeria is done by road. Road traffic accident is a major factor leading to death, disability and loss of man-hour. Many reasons are responsible for these accidents some of which include: state of roads, over-speeding, human error, drunk driving, mechanical condition of the automobile etc. these causes can be broadly classified into four namely: driver factor, vehicle factor, roadway and environmental factors. This paper examines the effect of the mechanical condition of the automobile vis-à-vis the brake fluid on the safety of the automobile on the road. It examines the various alternatives used by commercial drivers in the study area. Through selected experiments, we determined the brake oil properties such as specific gravity, viscosity, efflux time and pH value of these alternatives. It recommends ways of enhancing safety on Nigerian roads.
Transportation, road traffic accidents, mechanical condition, brake fluids.
J. O. Abere , T. A. Adegboye "Influence Of Mechanical Condition Of Automobile On Road Safety: A Case Study Of Brake Fluid Alternatives In Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 5 2019 Page 136-140
J. O. Abere , T. A. Adegboye "Influence Of Mechanical Condition Of Automobile On Road Safety: A Case Study Of Brake Fluid Alternatives In Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(5)