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Pedestrians arrested by NTSA for failing to use designated Footbridges, paths

By Antynet Ford

Pedestrians failing to obey traffic rules such as usage of footbridges were today morning arrested by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

The road authority said the pedestrians were arrested for failing to use the footpaths and bridges that are designated for them.

They added that the pedestrians are required to use the designated destinations for their safety.

“This morning, several pedestrians who failed to obey traffic rules were detained. Pedestrians must use available footbridges, walkways, and other designated crossing points to ensure their safety.” NTSA said.

To avoid any inconveniences, NTSA urged pedestrians to observe traffic rules.

According to NTSA data deaths from road crashes increased this year as compared to last year.

NTSA data between January 1 to March 20, revealed that 1,026 lives were lost from road crashes.

This means that fatalities as a result of road crashes have increased by 7 per cent compared to 956 that were lost in 2023 within the same period.

Pedestrians led in fatalities at 384, compared with 323 recorded last year.

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Motorcyclists followed recording 242 deaths marking a slight decrease compared to 262 in 2023.

In 2024, at least 225 passengers lost their lives in road crashes compared to 170 in 2023.

Some 77 drivers lost their lives in road accidents. This is a decrease compared to 94 in the same period last year.

Pillion passengers recorded 82 deaths compared to 93 witnessed last year.

This year, only 16 pedal cyclists have died from an accident within the period under review compared to 17 recorded in 2023.

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