Africa is said to have the the world’s deadliest roads. Every time you pass an oncoming car successfully you are cheating death, and whenever you overtake another vehicle you are knocking on heaven’s door.
A recent report by The World Health Organisation says that Kenya is among the worst 10 performers — in terms of fatalities in Africa, with 29 deaths per 100,000 people.
Here are five things you need to observe to avoid becoming another statistic:
1. Don’t drink and drive
Driving under the influence is like playing with fire and expecting not to get burnt. Despite Numerous campaigns by stakeholders warning on drunk driving – this is still ranked as the number one cause of accidents on Kenyan roads.
2. Make use of the safety belt
Always make sure that you have your safety belt tightened once you hit the road whether in a private car or a matatu. A safety belt can be the determinant whether you go meet your maker or survive that grisly road accident.
3. Obey traffic rules
Doesn’t matter whether you have the latest Evo or WRX Subaru Impreza with a spoiler, slow down at the Zebra crossing and ride within the limits – it won’t kill you!
4. Use a well-serviced vehicle
A well serviced car will serve you diligently and possibly save your life in the next road accident – if you own a car, make sure you have it serviced regularly as advised by the manufacturer. If you use public transport, make sure you choose wisely – That old jalopy held together by masking tape might by your ticket to the creator!
Once you have all the above boxes checked make sure you have a word with the creator before you embark on that road trip!
Source : Hivisasa