This paper discusses the work of a Road Safety Project, jointly operated by the Governments of Kenya and Finland, to apply inexpensive methods of improving road safety to roads in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya. These low-cost engineering countermeasures were designed to be as self-enforcing as possible. The Nairobi Demonstration Project has served as the main training facility in Kenya to increase knowledge and capability on traffic engineering and road safety issues. Its objectives have been: (1) provision of practical training in accident collection and analysis; (2) design of low-cost engineering countermeasures; (3) training of researchers and other engineers in monitoring and road safety programmes; (4) improving road safety in Nairobi. The project started in 1985, and its measures were partly implemented in 1988 in a pilot study; the major part of its implementation is expected during 1990. The paper presents the project's studies of: (1) road accidents at dangerous locations; (2) the effects of bumps, raised zebra crossings and rumble strips; (3) accidents, designs and efficiency estimates. Finally, it summarises some results of a general programme for improving dangerous locations on rural main roads in Kenya. Paper presented at the Second ECA/OECD African Road Safety Congress, Addis Ababa, 16-20th October 1989.

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    United Nations

    Economic Commission for Africa, P.O. Box 3001
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  • Authors:
    • Gekonge, N N
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00498552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM