Mombasa,KENYA:Coast residents are advised observe and follow traffic rules and regulations in order to curb horrific road accidents in the region
Speaking to Baraka fm, the coast region National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA manager Mr. Ismail Farah insists that its advisable for people to adhere to traffic and comprehend its importance.His remarks comes as the regulating body recorded a decrease in the number of accidents in comparison to last year.
According to the NTSA the number of fatalities have decreased by 28 .As of 7th March 2017 228 people had lost their lives to road carnage a drop from last year where 256 people lost their lives to road carnage. Farah said he believed their road safety campaigns are not in vain.
‘I believe we are on the right truck,we are recording a decrease in road accidents in the region,I can see people are aware of the road safety measures and this needs to be maintained’ said the manager Mr. Ismail Farah.
He also cautioned road users especially youths from using mobile phone gadgets while on the roads saying that this was one of the leading causes of road accidents while warning those breaking traffic rules that the government would take stern action on them.
‘Mobile phone users especially the youth pose a big threat to their lives because of careless when using the gadget on the roads,also the drivers need to park the vehicles at designated areas when using their mobile phones.’ lamented Farah.
Farah’s remarks comes as the county gears up to the completion of the Dogo Kundu bypass in 2018 which is set to ease traffic congestion in the county.