The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has recealed the time of day when most road accidents occur.
The new survey by the regulatory body shows that a majority of fatal road accidents occur between 6 p. m. and 8 p. m. The report further indicates that a majority of the fatal accidents happened on Sundays followed by Monday and Friday.
Saturdays recorded the least number of accidents.
NTSA Director General Francis Meja released the figures this week while giving a report of the fatal accidents recorded for the month of April.
He said there was a 12.6% spike in the number of casualties recorded in April 2019(1125) compared to April 2018 where 999 people lost their lives through road carnage.
The authority warned that the rising number of deaths had a negative impact on the country’s economy.
“This is a challenge that we must now confront as it is evidently big impediment to our sustainable development goals, costing our country 5% of our GDP,” said Meja.
According to Meja, wrong attitudes toward road safety laws was the main hindrance to curbing disasters on Kenyan roads.