NTSA kicks off FatalSix Easter Campaign

NTSA has kicked off a road safety campaign themed #FatalSix, designed to highlight six risky behaviors and equip road users with information and knowledge on how to prevent fatal crashes and injuries.

The Easter season is one of the busiest periods, there is increased travel across the country and all efforts are aimed at ensuring all road users reach their destinations safely.  

Road crash data points at human related behavior as the major cause of fatal crashes. To address this, NTSA in this year’s Easter Campaign has flagged speeding, lane indiscipline, drink driving, distracted driving, failure to wear a helmet and failure to use available pedestrian walk ways as the Fatal Six behaviors likely to lead to a fatal crash and serious injuries. Road users who engage in one of these behaviors are far more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those who do not.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and everyone must play their part. Road users must strive to be responsible whether in complying with traffic rules as a driver, rider or pedestrian, enforcing the law, or educating others in engaging in safe behavior. Crashes affect families, the community at large and all stakeholders must do everything it takes to stop the unnecessary loss of lives. 

To enhance the dissemination of the information on the Fatal Six Campaign, NTSA will be collaborating with all Ministries, Departments and Agencies through the road safety mainstreaming initiative so as to reach a wide audience and realize behavior change among road users.

During this period, the Authority urges motorists to plan their journies to avoid last minute rush, share the road, be patient and be cognizant of other road users.

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