Kenya is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi. It territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift.
Between 3000 and 13000 Kenyans lose their lives in road traffic crashes every year. The majority of these people are vulnerable road users, pedestrians, motor cyclists and cyclists. Nearly one third of deaths are among passengers.
Vehicle collisions in Kenya are due to so many factors and they include:
This is a common cause of accidents. Four out of every five crashes in Kenya are caused by reckless driving, according to the National Transport and Safety Authority. Vehicle collisions in Kenya also occur due to human error and brake failure.
Poor Enforcement of Laws
According to the recently published World Health Organization (WHO) Global Status Report on road safety, laws for helmet wearing, as well as Blood alcohol concentration levels for drivers or child are not often enforced. We must ensure restraints in Kenya and where the laws do exist, they must be well enforced.
Another cause of accidents on Kenyan road is the use of unroadworthy vehicles. Unroadworthy vehicles are usually poorly maintained. These vehicles may not be able to accelerate or brake properly and hence are likely to end up in accidents on the road.
Drunk driving is one of the much sited causes of the road accidents in Kenya. Drunk drivers are considered one of the most serious risks to road safety and that is why there exist huge penalties associated with conviction in court for drunk driving.
Measures to prevent vehicle collisions in Kenya is as follows:
Use of Safety Equipment.
Many injuries that result from accident can be prevented by appropriate use of safety equipment in vehicles. The most basic form of protection passenger in any vehicle is a safety belt. Safety belts are known to prevent lives.
Road Safety Projects.
Kenya is one of the ten countries included in the WHO Road safety project which would be conducted over 5-year by a group of six international partners. This project should be emphasized.
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