Since the inception of a raft of measures by the Traffic Police Department and the Motorists Association of Kenya by means of public and school campaigns, road accidents have reduced significantly along the Nairobi – Thika expressway over the past month.
Dubbed the ‘Zero Death’ campaign by MAK, the initiative seems to be working, according to an MAK statement.
“We urge the Ministry of roads to erect road signs to alert new drivers of bumps besides other safety information as the present signage is not adequately visible,” said MAK officials.
“Our office has been receiving depressing reports of incidents where new drivers bumped into obstacles without prior warning. The most dangerous spot is where the Kenya Revenue Authority intends to mount a Toll station,” the statement added.
On their latest visit to a school on June 28 they taught 650 pupils, teachers and school bus drivers of Mountain View School on safe road use.
Alex Kimeu and Peter Ngeno trainers from Advanced Institute of Driver Education taught the procedures of making roads safer, under the watchful eye of a Chief Inspector from Traffic Headquarters.