Nairobi Expressway: What to do After a Car Accident

  • A vehicle knocks over the Nairobi Expressway Mlolongo Toll Station on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
    A vehicle knocks over the Nairobi Expressway Mlolongo Toll Station on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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  • During the trial phase of the Nairobi Expressway from May 14, 2022, to July 31, 2022, the elevated road experienced a number of accidents that made headlines and caused concern on the precautionary measures put in place. 

    This led to a raft of changes instituted by Moja Expressway, the company managing operations of the Nairobi Expressway, to reduce the rising cases of road accidents on the Ksh88 billion road. 

    In addition, the operator issued steps a motorist should take incase an accident occurs on the Expressway.

    A police car atop the Nairobi Expressway.
    A police car atop the Nairobi Expressway.
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    The operator advised the motorists to turn on their cars' hazard lights and evacuate all the people in the vehicle. The passengers and the motorists were also advised to stand at a safe distance outside the barrier. 

    The driver, on the other hand, should place a warning sign 150 metres from the vehicle against the direction of traffic flow. 

    They should then call the Nairobi expressway rescue hotline. All the passengers were also encouraged not to panic but remain calm. 

    Other Precautionary measures

    Among the measures aimed at curbing road accidents involved capping the speed limit at 80 km/hr and 20 kilometers per hour while approaching toll stations, reinforced steel barriers were installed at all toll stations to prevent damage should an accident occur. 

    Rumbles were also raised a few metres to the station in a bid to prevent vehicles from approaching the toll stations at high speed.

    Vehicles using the Nairobi Expressway are also not allowed to stop or allow any person to alight to avoid obstruction.

    Motorists are not allowed to use emergency labelled lanes except in the event of a crisis.

    Those who miss their planned exits are also prohibited from reversing and are encouraged to proceed and use the next toll station to exit the highway.

    Additionally, overloaded vehicles will not be allowed to use the road unless given direct permission by the operators.

    An image of the Nairobi Westlands toll station of the expressway.
    An image of the Nairobi Westlands toll station of the expressway.
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