Following the tragic Nakuru-Naivasha highway this past weekend, there is a serious need of road safety on our Kenyan roads.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic crashes around the world each year. Most of those killed are in the prime of their lives. The road traffic deaths represent a picture of the total waste of human and societal resources from road injuries. Between 20 and 50 million people are injured or disabled by road crashes around the world (WHO).
In Kenya, over 3000 people are killed every year. More than twice as many are permanently disabled by their injuries. These statistics need to be multiplied and seen in the context of deep family tragedy, of unimaginable grief and anguish and of tremendous health and economic and disability costs.
Petanns Driving School, a leading Christian based training institution that majors in delivering the required driving skill set to Kenyans has taken the front seat in pushing for road safety this festive season.
The three-day road safety campaign will be unveiled at a press conference and flag off session.
Details of the event are as follows:
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Where: Safari Park
Time: From 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The event promises to be insightful and informative.