4 major causes of road accidents in Kenya

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Accidents in Kenya have been increasing gradually over the years. The rate is alarming. Efforts by the government to curb this menace seem to bore no fruits.

There are some reasons why accidents occur every year; significant causes are over-speeding and careless driving. It’s estimated that an average of 3,000 road accidents occurs every year in Kenya.

It is the responsibility of each one of us to ensure we do our best to reduce this menace. By knowing what causes road accidents, we can learn to prevent them.

Here are some of the causes:

  • Careless driving

This is one of the leading causes of road accidents. You must have seen a driver driving at high speed around a bend, or overtaking other cars carelessly in the bid to save time.

Sometimes, a car can drive fast in severe weather such as in a mist condition. If these practices happen, it is easy for a driver to cause an accident.

It is important to make sure drivers follow traffic rules and do not overtake carelessly to curb road accidents.

  • Overspeeding

Most drivers like to over speed. The primary cause of over-speeding is the need to make more money. If there are more passengers to ferry, a driver tends to drive a car fast to transport as many passengers as possible.

Drivers need to avoid over-speeding of vehicles; it is when each of us takes responsibility that we can reduce cases of road accidents in Kenya.

Apart from installing speed limiters on vehicles to curb the case of road accidents, we also educate the public on ways to reduce road accidents.

  • Corrupt police officers

Corruption in Kenya deters development in all the sectors of the government. You can’t fail to see a police officer on our roads receiving a bribe.

If an unroadworthy vehicle is allowed to ferry passengers, it’s easy for that car to experience an accident. The results are that the passengers suffer.

  • Unroadworthy vehicles

Imagine driving a car with faulty brakes. If that car drives downhill and the brakes fail, the vehicle can come tumbling down and crash. The same case applies to any vehicle that has mechanical problems.

Sometimes, the vehicle steering wheel can fail to function, or the car wipers can become faulty in a misty condition.

It’s good to ensure our vehicles are roadworthy before we attempt to transport goods and passengers.


To reduce cases of roads accidents, we need to ensure we avoid over speeding our vehicles. One device that helps to minimize this is installing speed governors on your vehicles. If you own a fleet of cars, you can contact us to install speed governors in your fleet of cars.

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