Wednesday, February 28, 2024

NTSA: Saturday was the worst day for Kenyans to use roads in 2023

Data released by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows that Saturdays were the most dangerous day of the week to travel in Kenya in 2023.

780 lives were lost through road crashes in 2023, which marked a decrease compared to the 819 fatalities recorded in 2022.

Sunday recorded 778 deaths in road crashes in 2023, a decrease compared to the 896 fatalities reported in 2022.

In 2023, Mondays reported 566 fatalities, Tuesdays 469, Wednesdays 521, Thursdays 531, and Fridays 645.

In comparison, Mondays in 2022 had 656 fatalities, Tuesdays 551, Wednesdays 557, Thursdays 527, and Fridays 669.

Additionally, non-visibility periods from 6:00 pm to 7:59 am accounted for 63.5% of road crashes in 2023. The highest number of fatalities occurred between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, with 466 deaths, followed closely by 462 deaths during the same period.

June 2023 was identified as the most dangerous month, with 439 fatalities resulting from road accidents. December recorded 423 deaths followed by March 389, January 379, and August 372.

July was the most fatal month in 2022 with 487 fatalities, followed by December with 441, January with 433, August with 423, and February with 375.

The report indicated that November was the safest month with 292 deaths as compared to 312 in 2022. Last year, a total of 22,885 people were involved in accidents, with 4,324 deaths and the rest sustaining life-changing injuries.

This is an increase from 2022, where 21,758 people were involved in road crashes, resulting in 4,690 deaths, 9,933 serious injuries, and 7,135 minor injuries.

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