2017 Road Safety Statistics of Kenya

2017 Road Accident Statistics of Kenya

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It is really amazing that a whooping number of about 3,000 people lose their lives annually through road accidents in Kenya. This places Kenya among countries with high level of road carnage in the world.

The 2017 Road Accident Statistics of Kenya earlier released by the Kenyan Ministry indicated that about 91% of the road accidents are human-related. That means about 91% of the road accidents ravaging the Kenyan roads can be prevented.

The causes of the humanly related road accidents stemmed from the following:

  1. Overspeeding
  2. Reckless driving
  3. Dangerous overtaking
  4. Drunk Driving
  5. Overloading

Even through the ministry’s report noted a slight decline in the road accident statistics in 2017 as compared to 2016, there is a need for all stakeholders to fight diligently towards the reduction of road accidents in Kenya.

The following are amazing facts about the 2017 Road Accidents Statistics of Kenya.

  1. As at June 2017, a total of 2,834 lost their lives in road accidents as compared to 3,150 in 2016.
  2. Majority of the road crash victims were youths, aged between 20 to 44 years.
  3. In all 212 drivers lost their lives in 2017 as compared to 242 in 2016.
  4. A total of 96 sustained serious injuries through road crash as compared to 79 in 2016.
  5. There were a total of 714 pedestrian accidents in 2017 as compared to 766 in 2016.
  6. Most of the road accidents occurred in the weekends during returns from social activities.
  7. 154 boda-boda passengers lost their lives on the road in 2017 as compared to 149 in 2016.

The 2017 Road Accident Statistics of Kenya calls for attention. It calls for vigilance and strict adherence to road safety policies and mechanisms. It is only by that means should road accidents be reduced.

All pedestrians, drivers, motorists and cyclists must commit themselves using the 2017 Road Accident Statistics of Kenya as a benchmark to reduce road accidents in 2018.

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