Traffic law violation in Nairobi, Kenya, was studied by collecting data on drivers who caused congestion, tried to beat traffic signals, failed to stop when required, failed to stay in the proper lane in a traffic circle, or failed to give way to pedestrians at a signal-controlled crossing. Also noted were pedestrians who failed to observe traffic lights at a signal-controlled crossing. Study findings demonstrated that it is unsafe to travel in Nairobi, with 3% to 5.8% of drivers failing to conform with traffic light requirements, 2.8% failing to stop at a mandatory stop sign, and 24% failing to keep in proper lanes in a traffic circle. The following measures are recommended to improve the safety of road users: to include road safety as an integral part of environmental education curriculum; to make the training of road users a national government undertaking; to incorporate mandatory safety features in vehicles; to intensify routine traffic law enforcement activities; and to maintain and sign roads properly.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at International Road Federation African Highway Conference (4th) Nairobi, Kenya, 20-25 January 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024

    Prevention Routiere Internationale

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    75016 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Kipkore, S K
    • Gichaga, F J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 988
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM