The number of people dying in road accidents went up in 2019 according to the annual police crime report, released on Tuesday, April 28.
The report shows that accidents claimed 3,407 people in 2019, up from 3,194 people during the year 2018. A total of 3,051 deaths were registered in 2017.
The total number of road accidents in 2019 was 12,858 up 12,805 in 2018. However, it was lower than 13,244 registered in 2017.
Speeding and use of alcohol but based on where the accidents happen were the major driving factors for the accidents.
On the other hand, the pedestrians were found to be victims as a result of inadequate infrastructure.
A 2018 study conducted by the same investigators comparing App-based and regular motorcycles also known as boda bodas, found that the former, which includes companies such as Safe Boda, Uber, and Taxify get fewer crashes than the latter.
“The research found that app-based motorcycles get fewer clashes most likely due to use of helmets which is one thing we have been promoting. They are trained and more likely to follow traffic lights on the road,” the study indicated.