NTSA: Most fatal road crashes happen between Friday and Sunday.

Wreckage of bus and car involved in a road accident on June 7, 2022. PHOTO|COURTESY

According to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), between Friday and Sunday, a significant number of Kenyans pass away in traffic accidents.

The information was disclosed by NTSA before to the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which is observed on the third Sunday in November.

The authority stated these traffic accidents primarily happen between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., with the peak occurring at 8 p.m., in a message to newsrooms on Thursday.

The State agency pointed to a lack of enforcement during these periods, heavy foot traffic during rush hour, pedestrians crossing in unsafe or undesignated areas, and pedestrians being struck by moving vehicles as the main causes of these accidents.

The majority of fatal traffic accidents happen on Friday through Sunday between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. The statement stated that the peak time was 8:00 p.m.

According to the NTSA, other factors that contribute to fatalities on major highways and at pedestrian crossings include driver weariness, drunk driving, and excessive speeds.

The NTSA pointed out that the World Day of Remembrance promotes and asks for increased efforts to guarantee that any road users involved in accidents obtain justice.

The statement continued, “The theme also emphasizes traffic law enforcement, comprehensive investigation following a crash to determine whether a crime was committed and to prevent recurrence, criminal penalty where warranted, and civil compensation.

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