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Top 3 Things All Road Users Must Know About Trucks to Avoid Accidents

Top 3 Things All Road Users Must Know About Trucks to Avoid Accidents

As long as we continue using the road, we have to be safety conscious. Being careful and aware of other road users, trucks and vehicles will help us to maintain a balance posture on the road as well as ensure road safety. Road safety in Kenya is very serious concern. That means all road users must take pragmatic steps for road safety in Kenya.

One of the challenges of driving or moving along the road is concerns raised by road users about trucks. Trucks are heavy vehicles which do not have the agility and the flexibility of other small cars. They move slowly on the road and are also hard to stop on the road.

In most cases of accidents, you would realize that a heavy duty truck has run into and crashed a small vehicle. That happens as a result of miscommunication between the small car and the truck. Here are the few things to know about trucks in order to ensure road safety in Kenya:

  1. Trucks have larger blind spots than the average car.

It is quite easier for smaller cars to be able to see you on the road and take the relevant action to avoid any kind of road accidents. But trucks are not like that. Truck drivers may not be able to see you. So instead of thinking that the truck driver will see you and give you way, you must rather back off., if you don’t you will suffer the consequences as the truck bumps on you.

  1. Trucks do not stop quickly as compared to the average car

Another thing you have to know about trucks in order to ensure road safety in Kenya is to keep concern about the time it takes a truck to stop as compared to the average car. This is the reason smaller cars either in front or at the back of moving truck, must be careful driving pass the truck.

You should not expect the truck to stop quickly to avoid a sudden occurrence on the road, it takes more time for a truck to stop as compared to a smaller car. For example, an unloaded double truck travelling at only 40 km/h can take about 35 meters to stop, but a car travelling at the same speed may take only 27 meters to stop.

  1. Always be on the lookout for trucks to avoid road accidents

The key to avoiding road accidents related to trucks is to be on the lookout for them. Don’t expect the truck to give way for you. You should rather be proactive and give the truck the requisite pass so that you can avoid any kind of road accidents involving trucks, Remember that truck drivers may not be able to see you

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4 Tips for Bicycle Riders to be Careful with Trucks in Kenya

4 Tips for Bicycle Riders to be Careful with Trucks in Kenya

The goal of Eureka Technical Services Ltd is promote and ensure road safety in Kenya, Africa and across the world. This commitment has made us to stay focus on educating people about many issues related to road safety. Another key area for road safety is bicycle riders dealing with trucks in Kenya.

Cycling is great way to exercise yourself and also travel short distances to commute. It is one of the easy ways to explore your community and other parts. But you need to be extra careful and make sure you take caution riding and driving on the road. Cycling pass trucks should not be taken lightly, you can jeopardize your life through your carelessness.

So here are four tips to help bicycle riders dealing with trucks in Kenya.

  1. Always remember that trucks have a blind spot and may not see you.

This is the fundamental way of mental positioning that all cyclist must have. Trucks are heavy vehicles and the driver may not see you as compared to other smaller vehicles. So you need to be extra careful as a bicycle rider dealing with trucks in Kenya. If you riding too close to a truck, you should take caution!

  1. Always follow road safety rules ride with care

Careless is one of the major cause of road accidents involving people. Careless driving either from drivers or road users results in road accidents and injuries. But you need to understand that to maintain and ensure safety while riding with a truck, you must ride with care and follow the rules.

Don’t try to over speed the truck or ride in front of them if you realize that the truck is moving slowly. Your carelessness can cost you injury if the truck tends to run into you when the driver changes speed.

  1. Don’t overtake a truck when you see a truck turning

A key concern to always watch is moving by truck when it is turning. If you see a truck turning, it should not give you the license to ride pass the truck. Trucks need a lot of space when they are turning, so you should take caution when moving around trucks when they are turning.

  1. Always make eye contact communications at intersections so they see you

Intersections are the frequent bedrock for road accidents. So it is very important for you to ensure that you communicate your presence to truck drivers at the intersections. Never take things for granted. Always ensure that you make eye contact with the truck driver as you are cycling through the intersections to make sure you are seen.

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12 REQUIREMENTS TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY IN KENYA

12 REQUIREMENTS TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY IN KENYA

In 2016, many Kenyans lost their lives in road accidents. Sadly many don’t remember that and it has become a statistic.

So what must be done to enhance road safety in Kenya?

  1. Road construction calls for rethinking. Many roads are narrow, not taking into account the exponential growth in vehicular traffic. Statistics indicate a greater percentage of accidents are head – on – collisions. While dual carriageways do not necessarily stop accidents, often, the frequency is spaced out and in any case, fewer deaths have been reported.

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  1. Road signs are another problem, yet not necessarily a mark of government’s failing. Poverty has lead people in some areas to view road signage as a source of scrap metal, pulling them down almost as soon as they are erected.

 

  1. This call for all parties: government, citizens and stakeholders to exercise individual responsibility in ensuring road signage is not destroyed. Signage could save lives by warning motorists of impending dangers.

 

  1. Watching Speed limits. The speed limits in Kenya are 50 km/h in town and 110 km/h outside of towns and cities. One needs to adjust the speed for the road conditions and the type of care one is losing. With the help of speed limiters this can be dealt with.

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  1. Observing rules of the road is another area to promote road safety in Kenya. Drivers in Kenya must obey the rules on the road such as:

 

  • You must give way to people ascending a hill
  • All cars must have fire extinguishers
  • It is wrong to leave your car unattended with the engine running
  • Be aware that a large number of animals use the road in Kenya

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  1. Checking the use of mobile phones when driving: You are not allowed to use mobile phones whilst driving unless with a hands-free kit and devices which are likely to distract the driver are not used by passengers.

 

  1. Seat with seatbelts. It is a legal requirement for all drivers and passengers to wear one and given the safety record of Kenyan drivers. This is recommended for road safety in Kenya.

 

  1. Drinking and driving: For all drivers the legal maximum of alcohol in the blood is 80mg per 100ml of blood. Above this and you will be taken to a police station and charged for a fine.

 

  1. Drugs and driving: Always read the label on drugs and medications before you take them as some can make you drowsy. Avoid drugs which can cause drowsiness. Ask the doctor, pharmacist or druggist the effects of the medication on driving before you take it.

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  1. Health and driving. Driving on the road requires good physical and mental health. If you are not well, do not drive. Ailments such as stiff neck, cough or injury in the leg can affect you.

 

  1. It is not advisable to drive if you are suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy, or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

 

  1. Emotions and driving. When you are angry, upset or emotionally disturbed, do not drive. Anger can cause you to make mistakes. Over-excitement can make you lose concentration on the road.

What are your requirements to enhance road safety in Kenya? Share your comments below!

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, Digital Speed Governor with Record and Online Tracking and Vehicle Tracking System.