Annual Road Safety Caravan

Black Spot Map Presentation to NTSA

ICU Equipment Donation at the National Spinal Injury Referral Hospital

Reflective School Bag Kit Donation at City Primary

Road Safety Ambassadors

Road Safety Drill - Emergency Resposne

Road Safety Drill - Fire Fighting

Speed Gun Donation through National Road Safety Trust

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SAFE WAY RIGHT WAY CELEBRATES AFRICA ROAD SAFETY CORRIDORS INITIATIVE’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY


The United Nations General Assembly has described road crashes as a major public health problem with a broad range of social and economic consequences which if ignored may affect the sustainable development of countries and hinder progress toward the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

Responding to this global epidemic, the UN announced the “UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has urged all stakeholders including governments and business leaders to support the implementation of the Decade.


In line with the key objective of road traffic injury prevention of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Total Group partnered with the World Bank in 2010 in an initiative known as the Africa Road Safety Corridor Initiative. This partnership resulted in the creation of an NGO known as “Safe Way Right Way” to improve road safety on two cross-border corridors. These are the Northern Corridor (Mombasa-Nairobi-Malaba- Kampala-Kigali-Bujumbura) and the Central Africa Corridor (Douala-Bangui-Djamena). The two corridors were selected from twenty trade and transit corridors identified by the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).


Joseph Adewa, the Regional Co-ordinator for Safe Way Right Way, explained, “The

Africa Road Safety Corridor Initiative on Northern Corridor was formally launched in 27 April 2011 on the Kenya and Uganda border town of Malaba. The launch ceremony was presided over by dignitaries from the Governments of Kenya and Uganda, World Bank, Total and other private sector partners.


” “In accordance with UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Safe Way Right Way in conjunction with other stakeholders plans to reduce accidents on our roads by 50 per cent by the year 2020 by adopting the five pillars of the World Health Organisation and World Bank Safe Systems Approach. These pillars are Road Safety Management, Safer Drivers and other Road Users, Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads and Mobility and Post Crash Response.


In Kenya, commercial driver training is a priority and plans are underway for the construction of a driver training school in partnership with Kenya Motor Sport Federation. “As we mark one year, road safety training sessions targeting fleet managers and truck drivers who are members of Kenya Transport Association have been going on since the launch of the Africa Road Safety Corridor Initiative last year. The aim of this training module is to change the behaviour and attitude of commercial drivers.

Plans are also under way to establish road safety health information and advisory centres along the Northern Corridor in conjunction with Petroleum Institute of East Africa and North Star Alliance.” ”Other campaigns which cover road safety education, targeting primary school children will be launched in schools along the Northern Corridor.


Road safety awareness caravans have been moving in major towns in Kenya giving road safety tips to road users. These processions have also been used to commemorate the World Day for Remembrance of Road Crash Victims which is marked on the third Sunday of November every year.


” “We are also in the process of launching a Safe Riders Guide for motorcyclists. This road safety manual focuses on key skills which are required by commercial motorcycle riders and covers the understanding of the traffic laws and statutes, basic motorcycle maintenance, occupational health and safety and safe riding skills.” “Our long term objective of the Africa Road Safety Corridor Initiative, through Safe Way Right Way, is to work with the appropriate government road regulatory agencies to review and develop enforcement rules which will include highway policing, speed control and axle weight management,” concluded Joseph Adewa, the Regional Co-ordinator for Safe Way Right Way.

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