Accidents Involving Students & School Buses

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A school bus rolled because its breaks failed. via @TheStarKenya

It is painful to hear about accidents involving students. You would hope that drivers take more care when they see that the vehicle next to them is full of children. And yet, these accidents happen too often. From May 1 through October 12 a total of 44 accidents were reported on Ma3Route involving students or school vehicles. Twelve of these accidents had reported fatalities. 

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Nana Gichuru’s Tragic Death Brings Attention to Eastern Bypass Black Spots

On September 22, Nana Gichuru died in a gruesome accident on the Eastern Bypass when she tried to pass several vehicles and hit a truck in a head-on collision (according to media reports).

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A photo of Nana’s car crushed under the front of the truck. via @kazungubrianG

Unfortunately, this was not the only accident on the Eastern Bypass that day or that week; two more accidents were reported the same day and another one a few days later.

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Last Week in Photos: Sept 7 – 13

Most of these photos show minor accidents – with some damage to vehicles but hopefully very little to the drivers and passengers. But you might notice that EVERY ONE is blocking the flow of traffic. So let these photos be a reminder that even minor accidents cause problems for road users – and not just those directly involved in the accident!

MONDAY

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An accident on Enterprise Road. via @kenyanspider

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New Category to Track Road Status in Nairobi!

Which roads have the worst accidents? the most traffic? the biggest potholes? And which roads are the smoothest? well-lit? un-flooded even after hours of rain?

These are important questions that many Nairobi drivers may instinctively be able to answer based on daily driving experience, but we would like to start keeping track of those exact issues here – the good and the bad.

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A road work team working on Waiyaki Way. via @ptahwyce

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