Every year, 1.3 million people die from road traffic accidents and millions more are injured. Despite having only about 60% of the global vehicle fleet, low and middle-income countries account for 93% of all deaths from road traffic accidents. Designing roads that take into account safety can prevent road crashes and save lives. In this episode, we discuss why many roads in Africa often do not take into account all aspects of safety and what can be done to change this. Our guest is Etta Madete, a Nairobi-based human-centered design Architect at BuildXStudio and also an avid road safety design advocate. She was recently featured in a BBC Africa Eye document about “Kenya’s Killer Road”.
Etta Madete on BBC Africa Eye: https://youtu.be/papUXpLXf8I
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