Road accidents kill more pedestrians than passengers – NTSA Report

A new report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) indicates that pedestrians are the highest casualties of road accidents.

The 2019 report also showed that passengers come second after pedestrians in terms of fatalities.

NTSA also indicated that the number of pedestrians dying from road accidents rose to 620 from the 576 recorded in July last year.

NTSA also identified motorcycles as a major cause of death as the number of people who died from motorcycles accident rose from 284 to 330 compared to the same month last year.

According to NTSA, generally, road accidents are beginning to claim more lives.

The report shows those who died on the road same time last year were 150, which has risen by 46, hitting 360 this year July.

In terms of injuries, NTSA said passengers are leading at 1,228 followed by pedestrians at 680 and lastly motorcyclists at 576.

Areas identified as hotspots for road accidents by NTSA included Luanda, Bomet, Kilifi, Kapenguria, Naromoru, Matuu, Sagana, and Makupa.

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