NTSA: Why pedestrians are in mortal danger

Walking along Kenyan roads has become more dangerous than driving, a new National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) report shows.

According to NTSA, pedestrians are the most exposed to traffic accidents, with the latest data showing that the death toll from accidents involving walkers rose from 766 persons in 2017 to 853 in 2018.

Hot on the heels are accidents involving motorcyclists, claiming 410 lives in 2018 compared to 344 in 2017. At the same time, the number of seriously injured pedestrians rose by 82 persons in 2017 to stand at 587 in 2018.

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Motorcyclists sustaining serious injuries were similarly higher in number in 2018 by 58 persons to stand at 587 compared with 505 persons last year.

Overall, the number of persons succumbing to accidents involving pedestrians, vehicles and pedal cyclists rose by 1,181 persons to stand at 9,493 in 2018 compared to 8,312 last year.

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