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This study examined the awareness and adoption of road traffic accident (RTA) preventive measures among commercial tri-cyclists in Owerri Municipal Council. A descriptive cross-sectional survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 3300 and it comprised of all tri-cyclist in owerri municipal council. However, The sample for the study comprised 350 respondents. Stratified sampling technique was adopted for the study. The instrument used for data collection was Awareness and Adoption of Road Traffic Accident Preventive Measures Questionnaire (AARTAPMQ) with a reliability alpha coefficient of 0.83 and was analyzed using both descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages to analyzed the demographic data as well as inferential statistics of chi-square to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results showed that, more than half 55.2% f the respondents were aware of road traffic accident preventive measures while 76 per cent did not adopt RTA preventive measures. Furthermore, the result showed that there were significant differences in awareness and adoption of RTA preventive measures in a sample of commercial Tri-cyclists in Owerri Municipal Council, based on level of education and work experience. It was concluded that more than half of respondents were aware of road traffic accident preventive measures Findings suggested that road inspection team be established to be plying the roads or CCTV cameras planted at strategic points on the roads to catch violators of traffic rules and punish them accordingly.