On Thursday, June 18th, two buses got in a head-on collision on Jogoo Road around 6:30 PM. One bus was from the Embassava Sacco. The other one was a Forward Traveller. There were 85 reports about the accident in the next three hours. This is the most reports we’ve received about a single accident yet!
Amidst the many accident reported over the month of May, several stand out because they generated so many reports. Here are some of the most-reported accidents from that period.
49 Reports: May 19th, Two Trucks on Mombasa Road Two trucks got in an accident on Mombasa Road that was not severe but still created a jam that lasted for hours. The reports (and the traffic) stretched from 9:20 AM to 4:50 PM.
Over the week of May 25 to May 31, a total of 143 unique accidents were reported, 26 of these accidents involved trucks. Eight of the trucks in these accidents were overturned. So, instead of the usual photo summary, this week’s photo summary focuses on those overturned trucks.
How can Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) interface with traffic? When you think of technology and traffic, often you think of flying cars, or other out-of-this-world, crazy inventions. But sometimes all it takes to avoid traffic is just more information about the traffic and where it is! Several years ago, there were less traffic control platforms to monitor day-to-day road traffic activities and many people would blindly drive into traffic because they simply didn’t know there was traffic on that particular road.