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Cross the road in the right places, NTSA warns pedestrians

01 August 2014, 19:14 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The National Transport Safety Authority NTSA has warned pedestrians to cross the road in the right places or risk prosecution.

The authority says that off all accident deaths in the country, 46% involve pedestrians.

Director General Francis Meja says that his authority is looking for ways of reducing accidents and especially pedestrian deaths and has warned that those crossing roads at non-designated places will be arrested and charged in the court of law.

" We have to stop the numbers of deaths on roads and especially from pedestrians, which is currently very high, he said.

" We stand at 46% of all traffic accident deaths and that number has to be reduced, he said.

He said that his authority is rehabilitating foot bridges to help members of the public use them.

" Some of them have been recorded as unusable because they are dirty or dark and other reasons, so we are working on that, he added.

" We want all pedestrians to be safe. This is for their safety, he added.

" The month of August has traditionally been a month in which we experience the highest number of fatalities on our roads. Indeed in the year 2013, during the month of August alone, we lost a total of 302 people.

He also said that there is a committee that has been set to draft a set of laws to regulate the users of motorcycles and especially Boda Boda's.

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