For the second week of accident reporting we received 292 accident reports that described 145 unique accidents.
Many of these reports included great photos that helped describe and verify the details of an accident. Below are some of the best. Take these as a reminder of how useful a photo can be, but also how disastrous an accident can be.
With just 10 days of data we are already seeing patterns in where accidents are happening. Two roads had the most reported accidents by far – Mombasa Road and Thika Highway. The map below shows individual accidents in their approximate locations.
Sometimes a single photo is just as informative as a written report. So we want to take time each week to acknowledge some great photos. We will choose photos based on clarity, details, context, etc. Some of these images may be graphic, but it is not our intent to glorify the horror of traffic accidents. We hope that these images will remind all of us that reckless driving comes at a high price.
We were very excited to start the Ma3Route Accidents data collection during Global Road Safety Week (May 4-8). This year’s theme was #savekidslives – raising awareness about child fatalities and measures we can all take to project children on the road. At Ma3Route, we hope that collecting better accident data will lead to road improvements that will save many lives, including many kids’ lives. So, without further ado, let’s look at the data coming in.