Violation Of Traffic Laws In Selected Roads Of Nairobi
Kipkore, S K
Gichaga, F J
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Traffic law violation in Nairobi, Kenya, was studied by collecting data on drivers who caused congestion, tried to beat traffic signals, failed to stop when required, failed to stay in the proper lane in a traffic circle, or failed to give way to pedestrians at a signal-controlled crossing. Also noted were pedestrians who failed to observe traffic lights at a signal-controlled crossing. Study findings demonstrated that it is unsafe to travel in Nairobi, with 3% to 5.8% of drivers failing to conform with traffic light requirements, 2.8% failing to stop at a mandatory stop sign, and 24% failing to keep in proper lanes in a traffic circle. The following measures are recommended to improve the safety of road users: to include road safety as an integral part of environmental education curriculum; to make the training of road users a national government undertaking; to incorporate mandatory safety features in vehicles; to intensify routine traffic law enforcement activities; and to maintain and sign roads properly.