Road Safety in Kenya: A Case Study of Nairobi Southern Bypass (UCA-2) Road

  • M. Akinyi Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
  • C. Kabubo Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
  • M. M. O. Winja Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
Keywords: geometric consistency, accidents, road safety

Abstract

The fundamental objective of transportation is to ensure that people and goods are safely and effectively moved from one place to another. Analyzing the design consistency is one of the ways in which the road’s safety can be maintained or enhanced. In order to obtain a balance in highway design, all the geometric components should, along with being economical functional, be designed to provide safety at speeds likely to occur under ordinary conditions. Distinguishing and treating any geometric inconsistency on an expressway can altogether enhance its safety outcome.

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