Month: September 2017

Statistics of Road Traffic Accident Deaths in Kenya

Statistics of Road Traffic Accident Deaths in Kenya

Every year between 3,000 and 13, 000 lose their lives in road traffic accidents in Kenya. The majority of these people are vulnerable road users-pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. One third of deaths are among passengers, many of whom are killed in unsafe forms of public transportation.

Of 200 road traffic accidents in Kenya, 98% were male, with average of 28.4 years of these drivers, 33% were not wearing any protective equipment. Negligence was the most reported cause of crash (33%) followed by slippery roads (21.0%) and speeding (17.5%).

The risk of sustaining a bodily injury was 1.3 times higher in drivers who had not received such education. People injured at night were 5 times more likely to sustain a bodily injury compared to those injured during the day. Only 8.5% of the drivers reported the injury incident to the police.

In 2010, according to the Kenya Traffic Police Department, there were 3,055 road traffic accidents related deaths in Kenya. 54 school children were killed, 165 seriously injured and 49 sustained minor injuries in the year 2012 around Thika town. All these children were knocked down by motorists and cyclists while crossing roads to and from school.

In 2013 the NISA reported that 13,028 people were involved in road crashes. The social and economic costs to the country are huge. About 62% of the incidents in Kenya occurred among the vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists and 2 or 3 wheeler drivers.

The increase in use of motorized 2 or 3 wheelers as forms of transport have been attributed to their accessibility, affordability and an unregulated market in developing countries including Kenya.

528 drivers agreed to participate in a study. Of these, total of 200 drivers met and were introduced. Their average age was 28.4 years with people aged 18 to 24 years and 25 to 31 accounting for 29% and 47 of those injured respectively of these 200 drivers, 98% were male, 29% were female giving a ratio of 49.1 respectively.

Of the 200 respondents, majority 123 (61.5%) sustained an injury while riding a motorcycle followed by bicycle riders 71 (35.5%). Most crashes 64 (34.0%) occurred during daytime. The study found that people injured in the night were 5 times more likely to sustain a bodily injury compared to daytime.

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Top 10 Road Safety Management Practices

Top 10 Road Safety Management Practices

The road is used by everyone regardless of one’s educational background status, sex, creed or religion. It is the wish of every road user to reach his/her destination safely. Sometimes some do not reach their destination safely due to accidents.

Here are top 10 road safety management practices to follow to prevent road accident.

#1: Knowing the Basic Techniques and Rules of the Roads

A basic and necessary routine to follow when abut to move. Slow down, stop, change the course or direction of a motor vehicle is mirror, signal, and manoeuvre. The routine is abbreviated as MSM. Look into the mirror regularly so that you can make safe decision.

#2: Reading the Road

The road system gives road user a lot of information motorists come across bends, hills, road signs, road markings, rail level, crossings and pedestrian crossing. We read the road in order to; observe the changing nature of traffic on the road, identify early the changes in the road system and the environment. Make sure that you are not taken by surprise.

#3: Road Manners

The safety on the road depends very much on the mutual of respect road users, especially drivers accord with each other. Good road manners ensure orderly flow of traffic on the road prevention of road accident. Examples of bad road manners are double parking, wrong signal and sudden stopping.

#4: Sharing the Road Well

Each time you are out on the road driving, you share the road with pedestrians, motor and pedal cyclists, motorists, animals and cart pushers.

  • As a river, it is important to ask the following;
  • Is the vehicle ahead about to turn?
  • Is the pedestrian going to cross the road?
  • Is the driver behind going to overtake me?

#5: Management of Space

Space management is very important to all users of the road particularly motorists. Space is needed between your vehicle and the next.

Why Maintain Space Ahead of You

  • To avoid running into the rear of the vehicle ahead if it stips suddenly.
  • To enable you observe the road ahead,
  • Space ahead you time to observe, time to observe, think, act and react.

#6: Drive in Your Lane

A lane is the divided portion of the road that traffic travels on in either direction purposes of lanes;

  • It receives traffic and re-distributes it.
  • It separates traffic, particularly in a single carriage way so that traffic is able to flow in either direction.
  • The lanes in a dead or multiple carriage way, allowing more than one traffic stream to flow in one direction.

#7: Keeping Watch of Hazards

A hazard is any situation on the road that requires a motorist or pedal cyclist to change speed or direction.

Why Look For Hazards?

  • To enable you identify every what the other road user is about to do.
  • To enable you avoid an accident.

#8: Obey the Rules of Turning

In the course of using the road, a time will arise when a driver, motor or pedal cyclist will need to make a turn. Signal at least 30 meters before the turn. Reduce our speed. Look out for traffic on all sides.

#9: Following the Right of Way Rules: the right of way simply means a situation where motorist A gives chance to motorist B to use the road.

Situations for giving right of way:

  • When you are being overtaken.
  • When blind people, the visually impaired and physically challenged are about to cross the road.
  • When approaching a roundabout.
  • When emergency vehicle namely fire services, police or ambulance vehicles are blaring sirens and flashing lights.

#10: Handling Overtaking Rightly

Overtaking of another vehicle on the road is allowed by the toad traffic regulations but the manner in which this should be done has been specified out. Generally, you may overtake on the left. Circumstances where you may overtake on the right :

  • If you intend to turn right at a junction.
  • In a one-way street with multiples lanes with traffic travelling in the same direction.
  • When the vehicle ahead indicates that it is turning to the left and there is sufficient space on the right.

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4 Simple Steps to Install Your Vehicle Tracking Device

4 Simple Steps to Install Your Vehicle Tracking Device

 

Vehicle tracking devices are great protective devices that help to track your vehicle. It helps to know the state and the where about of your car. After you have bought your vehicle tracking devices, the next is to install it.

Here is how to install your vehicle tracking devices.

  1. One must connect the supply lines of the tracking device to vehicle battery.

  2. Connect the ignition wire of the device to the second ignition of the car.

  3. Now place the device in such a way that if is not covered by a metal surface. In many at times the place under the under the dash board is perfect. This is because, dash board being made of fiber does not block them signal like metal.

  4. On the board antenna or external antenna should be facing the sky. Every GPS tracking device will have its own way of being appropriately installed on a car.

This appropriately method has to do with positioning of the antenna, power supply and the others.

An additional lesson has to do with if you also want to collect car engine performance data along with the location. Depending on your objectives of installing the GPS tracking device, you may want to note all to the following carefully;

  • Are you trying to collect the engine performance data as well along with location of the car?
  • Are you installing the tracking device to protect the car from theft?
  • Are you trying to track the vehicle without the knowledge of driver lower?
  • Try to install the device so that the GPS antenna will be in full view of the sky and that no metal is yielding it or you want getting proper GPS signal.

You can contact Eureka Technical Services Limited for more information!

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The ABC of Using Vehicle Tracking Device

The ABC of Using Vehicle Tracking Device

 

Vehicle Tracking Device

Vehicle tracking devices are invaluable tools for monitoring either a single car or an entire fleet of vehicles.

Vehicle tracking devices mainly work via GPS satellite navigation. Some cars use a radio frequency or cellular if GPS coverage is poor. The actual setup is simple; each vehicle transmits a signal to orbiting satellites which relay this information back to a specified computer.

The vehicle movement information is then displayed on maps, allowing you to monitor speed and exact where about.

Vehicle tracking devices are mainly used for the following reasons:

  • Maybe you are keeping very truly maintenance records and you want to be able to reference the performance history.
  • If you live in an area where car theft is high, you might install one on your car, so you track it to its exact location.
  • Vehicle tracking devices are also used by transport companies to ensure their drivers are driving their clients very well and not carelessly.

Things to Note

Where companies use the devices to track the movement of their truck or delivery drivers, use of the devices can cause resentment. Drivers may think and feel that their privacy is being invaded or that their company doesn’t trust them.

As with any technologies, overdependence on vehicle tracking devices can cause workers to come to rely too heavily on the system. If the system were to breakdown, this could cause a chaotic situation as the company may have a difficult time tracking deliveries.

You can contact Eureka Technical Services Limited for more information!

We are a security and safety limited company focused in ensuring road safety has all that you need to ensure road safety! Contact us for all your road safety needs: Speed Warning Systems, Car Alarms, Digital Speed Governor with Record and Online Tracking and Vehicle Tracking System.

Contact Us

Eureka Technical Services Limited

Email: info@eurekaafrica.com

Call: +254 2 4445155/2 4445170/720960752

 

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