Road Traffic Injuries in Kenya: A Survey of Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

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Interviewing motorcycle taxi drivers in Kenya as part of this study (click to download PDF fact sheet)

A new study conducted by Amend in Kenya shows astronomically high road traffic crash and injury rates among commercial motorcycle taxi drivers.

38% of drivers we interviewed had been involved in a crash within the last three months alone, and 62% of those who had experienced a crash sustained a bodily injury.

Motorcycle taxis are proliferating across Africa as a much-needed form of affordable public transport. But this important new form of mobility must be made safe.

Download a PDF fact sheet about the study here to see all the findings and read our recommendations.

 

June 12, 2014