An assessment of training and safety needs of motorcyclists in Kenya.
Minju, Elvis Maina
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The motorcycle population in Kenya has soured in the recent past with the motorcycle numbers on Kenyan roads rising to 350,000 units from 30,000 units in seven years (2003 – 2009) according to government economic survey 2009. With the increase in numbers of motorcycles there has been concern as the riders are major causes of fatal road accidents. Riders are not properly trained and this compromise riding standards and road safety as training is inadequate. Motorcyclists can avoid some of the crashes with proper training. Currently some hospitals across the country are dedicating special wards for crash victims because of their numbers and frequency.