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THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
NAME: MOSES GITOBU KINYUA

REG NO.: 111/00104

COURSE: Bachelor of Engineering Geospatial Engineering

DEPARTMENT: SURVEYING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

UNIT: HIGHWAY & TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

ASSIGNMENT: How to reduce the number of road accidents in Kenya.

LECTURER: Mr. Ogutu

Submission date April 14, 2014.

Introduction
A road accident, also known as a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, road traffic collision, car crash, or car smash occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole for instance electricity poles or fence poles. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death, vehicle damage and property damage. They have led to loss of thousands of life and others being paralyzed for the rest of their lives while others are left with permanent scars which remind them of the occurrence. It is regarded as one of the main cause of death after diseases.
Here I am going to concentrate on how to reduce road accidents in Kenya through the various engineering disciplines in the country. These disciplines include geospatial engineering, civil and building engineering, mechanical engineering (automotive engineering) and electrical engineering. A. Improvement of road design to reduce accidents on black spots
This area has the geospatial and civil engineers who mainly deal with design and construction of roads in the country.
Here fall many black spots, mainly because some roads were poorly designed and inspection wasn’t done in the right way. Accidents occur mainly where there are curves both vertical and horizontal curves, where roads intersect and where roads are in a poor condition. They have one this through a) Having a clear line of sight in areas…...

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