PEDESTRIANS' PROTECTION

Motorists have no regard for purpose of a zebra crossing

Some motorists increase the speed of their vehicles at the zebra crossing

In Summary

• NTSA should deploy officials to stand at the crossing areas and ensure drivers respect crossing pedestrians. 

• Areas near schools should also have zebra crossing areas to protect children. 

New digital zebra crossing system located along City Hall Way
ROAD SAFETY: New digital zebra crossing system located along City Hall Way
Image: COURTESY

A zebra crossing helps pedestrian cross the road. But motorists in Kenya do not respect the feature very likely putting the lives of pedestrians in danger.

Some motorists speed up at the zebra crossing leaving one to wonder if they really care about fellow road users yet to be blessed with wheels.

Motorists may also jam up the crossing areas forcing pedestrians to walk around, which beats the logic of the feature. NTSA should deploy officials at the crossing areas and ensure drivers respect pedestrians.

Areas near schools should also have a zebra crossing.

 

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