Nairobi: Outering road lead On road accidents
According to recent reports, the Outering Road located in Nairobi, Kenya, has been identified as the most dangerous road in terms of traffic accidents.
Statistics from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) state that the road has registered 37 accidents between January and October 31.
Outering Road is followed closely by Thika Road with 34 and Waiyaki Way 21.
Mombasa Road and the Northern Bypass have recorded 29 and 25, respectively.
The Eastern Bypass recorded 24, Southern Bypass 23, Kangundo Road 21 and Ngong Road 25.
In total, Nairobi County has registered 439 accidents in the same period.
In terms of road users, 233 pedestrians have died in the crashes, followed by motorcyclists at 88.
Passengers are 17, drivers 34, pillion passengers 26 and 11pedal cyclists.
The government last week asked road users to be extra vigilant during this festive season to avoid unnecessary road crashes.
The government spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, stated overspeeding, careless overtaking, use of mobile phones, and alcohol use as some of the causes of road accidents in the country.
“Please don’t use your phone while crossing the street, and drivers, there’s no purpose in speaking or making a call while the vehicle is moving.” Colonel (Rtd) Oguna stated, “Keep your phones and utilize them later.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.