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Top 5 Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Kenya

Top 5 Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Kenya

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One of the most common types of accidents is pedestrian accidents. These are accidents related and frequent with passersby crossing the road or walking along the road. Due to the negligence of drivers and pedestrians themselves, it has led to many pedestrian accidents.

Below are the top 5 causes of pedestrian accidents in Kenya.

  • Roads not having sufficient number of footbridges.

Most roads in Kenya do not have sufficient numbers of footbridges. North Airport Road in Nairobi has one of the highest death rates for pedestrians. This is because, busy roads such as Uhuru Highway and the Thika super highway do not have sufficient number of footbridges. The number of bridges on the roads needs to be increased.

  • Carelessness of pedestrians on the road.

There are road bridges designed for pedestrians to use while crossing highways but due to our laziness, carelessness, we choose to cross anywhere we are, some of these places are very dangerous and in the process a lot of lives are lost. Some pedestrians would cross the road while talking on the telephone, holding hands or even not observant at all. This carelessness eventually leads to death.

  • Driving while drunk.

Many people on the roads especially on weekends will drive while they are drunk, we are well aware of the effects alcohol has on our human judgment, most of these drivers end up in accidents—pedestrian accidents.

  • Over speeding Vehicles.

Due to the improved construction of roads, these roads are now very smooth and fun to drive on, however this has become a curse as some of the drivers now drive at a very high speed not thinking of the pedestrians on the road. When these speeding vehicles meet something on their way for instance a sharp bend, it becomes hard for them to regulate this car and will most often than not cause pedestrian accidents.

  • Improper Turns

In the course of using the road, a time will come when a driver will need to make a turn. To make a turn;

  1. Signal at least 30 meters before the turn
  2. Reduce your speed
  • Look out for traffic on all sides
  1. Cancel the signal when the turning is completed.

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TOP 5 CASES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

TOP 5 CASES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

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A pedestrian is a person who is walking especially in a town or city, rather than travelling in a vehicle. Pedestrian crossing is a place where pedestrians can cross a street and where motorists must stop to let them cross.

Pedestrian accidents usually move under the radar because the majority of pedestrian never report their accidents to the police. These accidents are most at times caused by the inattentiveness of a driver, but other key factors such as driver and pedestrian confusion increase the chance of pedestrian accidents as well.

A pedestrian has been defined as a person walking along a road or in a developed area. When pedestrians are walking down a street with high level of motor vehicle traffic, they are putting themselves at risk for an accident. Even if a pedestrian stays on the sidewalk and waits for a signal before crossing the road they cannot predict or control the actions of motor vehicle drivers.

 

  1. Weather: Weather has a strong connection to the number of accidents involving pedestrians and cars. Even though the weather doesn’t necessarily directly cause the accidents, the frequency of them does have a tendency to go up on days with clear weather since more people are likely to be out and about when the weather is nice.

 

  1. Electronics: Electronics have become a huge problem. Drivers that are on their phone. Whether they are texting or talking are distracted and become reckless. Pedestrians who have phones and other technology tend to pay more attention to their devices than they do to their own safety on or around the road.

 

Electronic cars, which tend to be good for the environment happens to be quieter because they are running off batteries. The electronic cars are so quiet that they have higher likelihood of hitting pedestrians because the walkers do not hear them.

 

  1. Wearing dark clothing can also be a problem. In the night, most drivers may not be able to see those who are wearing dark cloths as easily and this increase the risk of an accident.

 

  1. Substances that alter the mind. Drinking and driving is a terrible idea. Also, drinking and walking can be dangerous as well. Statistics show that a number of injured pedestrians have high blood alcohol concentrations.

 

  1. Left hand turns are still a problem. The statistics show that there are three times as many people who get hit by cars turning left as those that are turning tight. Turning left causes the driver to have to take in far more things visually and mentally than turning right.

 

Keep in mind also that there are still a good number of unmarked crossways around our towns. There are also a danger in parking lots, as there is not really a designated and separate area for pedestrians and vehicles.

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