Oluwakayode Moses Akinboboye & Ilesola Folayemi Adegeye

Technological innovation and development has transverse social, political, economic and even transportation experience of countries across the globe, without discrimination between the great, medium, or small countries. The need for human safety has led to advancement in road, air, and sea transportation mechanisms through the introduction of protection, and prevention ICT transport mechanisms. Realizing the vital need for these mechanisms in protecting and preventing humans from transportation hazards, this study investigated the causes of road accident; availability; and challenges impeding effective utilization of ICT traffic tools in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The study engaged a descriptive research design with survey instrument of well structured questionnaire as primary data source. Questionnaires were distributed to all 127 population of Federal Road Safety Commission officials, although, 100 questionnaires were filled and returned. Results received from 100 respondents were analyzed with Frequency and Percentages, and tabulated. The results revealed among others that Negligence and poor level of concentration; poor maintenance of motor vehicle/motorcycle; and over speeding significantly contributed to road accidents. ICT tools such as CCTV, Speed Cameras, Traffic Light Control system, and VMS were perceived beneficial in accident reduction, although they were poorly available. Inadequate power supply; inadequate training and retraining programs and poor database challenged the use of ICT traffic tools. The study recommended the arrest and detention of traffic offenders; provision and buffing up of ICT traffic tools; adequate investment in solar as a power alternative, and improved maintenance of ICT traffic tools. Keywords: FRSC, Transportation, Road Transportation, ICT traffic tools0150