Speaking during the launch of the National Safe Roads Programme in Upper Hill on Wednesday, October 28, NTSA Director-General George Njao noted that cars owned by young people caused most fatalities on the road.
He further added that after graduating from universities, most students often eye fast cars like the infamous Subaru.
“We have got the youth community. We would like to work with the TVET and the universities. Those who are graduating from the university, what is the first thing a student does with his second salary?
They buy a car. If you look at the number of fatalities that we have had, it is in the youth category of new cars, the Subarus.
These new cars that our young people are driving are causing a problem for us,” he stated.
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— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) October 28, 2020
In his address at the launch, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i disclosed that most fatalities on the road involved young people in their prime, hence affecting the economy.
A statement from NTSA indicated that 2,689 lives were lost between January 1 and September 30, 2020, compared to 2,655 during the same period in 2019, an increase of 1.3 per cent.
In Kenya, Subaru drivers have been under fire numerously after they were accused of unruly practices while using the roads. The issues range from hooting to speeding and overlapping dangerously.