MUST SUPPORTS THE 6TH UN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

We proudly support the call to action for 30Km/H speed limits in urban areas!

Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young people world over. In Kenya, up to 3,000 persons die annually and many more are injured or disabled. All this because of speed. Speed is a primary risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Lowering speed limits in urban areas reduces the risk of fatalities and keeps vulnerable road users safe, including pedestrians, cyclists, children, elders and people living with disabilities.

For this reason, the Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) Road Safety Mainstreaming Committee wishes to mobilize all members of MUST community and the world to observe and advocate for 30 kilometres per hour in all roads within schools, towns and other urban areas. Speed management is the theme as we celebrate the 6th United Nation Global Road Safety Week from 17th – 23rd May 2021. Let us make our urban areas and streets safe for all users. Let us take part in this global worthy cause and make 30Km/H our street speed because it is possible.

 Safer Speed Limits Can Actually Save Lives.

The Meru University of Science and Technology Road Safety Mainstreaming Committee consisting of the members listed below is formulating a road safety policy meant to improve road users’ safety within and around the University and while using institutional vehicles. For any road safety related concerns, you can reach us through email; roadsafety@must.ac.ke

  1. Cecilia Wanjau – Chairperson
  2. Michael Ngengya- Member
  3. Sammy Mwenda -Member
  4. Edwin Oduor – Member
  5. Jackson Mugambi -Member
  6. Doris Kairuthi –Secretariat

 

ROAD SAFETY

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo on behalf of the Meru University of Science and Technology community signed a poster in commitment to joining the world in commemorating the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week.

“I believe in this year’s slogan: “Streets for Life” and therefore call upon everyone to maintain a 30Km/H speed limit within urban areas in order to create a safe environment and also in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Let’s play our part by abiding to the road safety rules.” Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo as he signed the poster on Monday, 17th May 2021 at MUST Main Campus.

To join the campaign, follow these social media handles:

Twitter: @UNGRSW @ntsa_kenya |Instagram: @unroadsafetyweek Facebook: NationalTransportSafetySafety-Kenya; |Facebook @UNGRSW under these tags #love30 campaign #StreetsforLife.

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