A total of 1,345 lives have been lost in the country since January this year due to road carnage. Which is a 15.2% increment from the same period last year. Breaking down the number, a total of 127 drivers, 225 passengers, 457 pedestrians, 18 pedal cyclists, and 381 motorcyclists died as a result of road accidents while the remaining individuals had fatalities from road-related complications.
In line with this data shared by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), launched a campaign dubbed “Fika Salama Know the Fatal Six.” The authority has noted that this six; speeding, lane indiscipline, drunk driving, distracted driving, failure to wear a helmet, and failure to use available pedestrian walkways are the leading cause of accidents.
“Crashes affect families, the community at large, and all stakeholders must do everything it takes to stop the unnecessary loss of lives,” the NTSA statement read in part. As we embark on this special Christian Celebration let’s be careful on the roads. A wise man once said, “You should drive like you are the only sane person on the road.”