Accidents, Road

  • Globally, 1.25 million people die in road accident annually, with most of them affecting young people of 15-29 years in low and middle income countries. About 50% of these deaths are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • More than 70% of road accidents affect men.
  • Causes of road accidents include overspeeding, drinking alcohol and driving, not or incorrect wearing of motorcycle helmets, not or incorrect using of seat belts and child restraints, poor maintenance of vehicles, poor transport infrastructure, corruption of law enforcers, public education, and people culture among others.
  • In Kenya, about 3,000 people die in road accidents annually, with nearly one-third of them being passengers and the rest being vulnerable road users (pedestrians, motorcyclists, and cyclists).
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