Pedestrians remain the most vulnerable road users as overall road crash fatalities marginally increase

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By Stephen Macharia

Pedestrians remain the most vulnerable class of road users according to road crashes fatality data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

Between January and June this year, 556 pedestrians lost their lives, accounting for over 38 per cent of all fatalities during the period. About 1,459 people have lost their lives to road crashes this year, an increase of 1.9 per cent from 1,432 recorded in a similar period last year.

Passengers registered 158 fatalities, the second highest while drivers occupy the third spot with 158 fatalities. Motorcyclists recorded 275 deaths about 13 per cent more than what was recorded in the first half of 2017.

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