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pedestrian tips

The number of pedestrians involved in accidents is unacceptably high.

• Hospitals treat thousands of patients each year who are injured by motor vehicles while walking and crossing roads.  
• On average, a pedestrian is injured every 15 minutes in Kenya.
• Pedestrians killed in traffic crashes according to police records are unacceptably high.
• Alcohol is to blame - for driver and pedestrian in nearly half of all traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths.
• For a reality check visit Nairobi spinal injuries hospitals

Pedestrian injury and death.
More than two-thirds of pedestrians who die are men. Many children between the ages of 5 and 10 who die in traffic accidents are pedestrians left out to use roads on their own. Old pedestrians’ involvement in accident has increased by to 20 % of all pedestrian fatalities.
Fifty percent of all young (under age of 15) pedestrian fatalities occur between 3pm an 7pm. Pedestrian deaths are more likely to occur on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday than on other days.
Alcohol connection, both driver and pedestrian, constitute nearly half of traffic crashes that result in pedestrian death.

To prevent injury and death, pedestrians should:

  • Walk away as possible on the side road to avoid being hit by vehicles.
  • Ensure good Visibility when crossing roads
  • Use designated crossing points where available
  • Children below 11 years of age should not be left to cross road on their own.
  • Do not cross the street alone if you’re younger than 10 years old.
  • Use designated crossing points like footbridges, tunnels, Zebra crossing.
  • Drunken pedestrians are dangerous.
  • Look Right –Left- Right again if clear cross quickly and straight. Better waiting a little longer by the roadside than risking unsafe doubtful attempts.
  • Do not cross at blind spots where you can’t see or seen by motorists.
 

Our Contacts

Motorists Association of Kenya

P.O BOX 8120-00200

Tel: 0723 779950

Email: info@motoristassociationofkenya.com

Web: www.motoristassociationofkenya.com

 

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