Horrifying article, image, and statistic:  Africa has 2 percent of the world’s registered vehicles…but 16 percent of the world’s traffic related deaths. And even to begin addressing this??–road infrastructure, behind the wheel training, highway patrolling, breathalyzer testing, helmets, working seat belts, vehicle maintenance and inspection are all grossly lacking. I think I’d rather be stuck in a day long traffic jam in Lagos than speeding through the Kenyan countryside.


Image source (photograph:  Dai Kurokawa/European Pressphoto Agency)