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this video may already been posted
anyway, this is a serious issue in addis :
Within 5 years  more than 80.000 car accident and 12. 000 ppls dies + 40.000 ppls become disabled!!!!! and more than 800.000.000 birr the country crushed it
:bash::eek:hno:

the infrastructure is so outdated, many vehicles should be removed from the roads, we have garbage with wheels in the capital, rule of laws is a dream, driver licence? i m wondering how many people have it, roads maintenance is really poor, traffic lights ? forget it!

no wonder there is a disaster in addis !:eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:
 

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When the LR system is 100% operational I wonder how it will affect the mini-bus and contract taxi; if it will cause a decrease in the amount of mini-bus/taxi.

I had heard some years back that the vehicle registration and emissions check was getting an overhaul along with more strict regulations and enforcement, but don't know how much of it is true/implemented. It's been two and a half years since my last visit and the number of vehicles that shouldn't be on the road was alarming to say the least.

I just wished things moved a little bit quicker with the bettering of infrastructure, traffic police training, better driving schools along with a more modern department of motor vehicles.
 

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Maybe decreasing traffic accidents rates and casualties should be included in the next GTP plan for 2015-2020.

And check the video on 7:32. WTF WAS THAT BUS DRIVER THINKING??? Smashing the minibus headon!
 

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አንበሳ ባቡር፥ ባቡር እስኪጀመር::

I hate Ambessa bus drivers. We were almost run over by a two carriage/ extended version even though we were infront of him. He anyway decided to overlap us and cut us off. I think he miscalculated how far the second carriage was or simply did not care. We had no where to go so our driver decided it was better to go into oncoming traffic so we would not be literally crushed. Luckily the other side was going slow and witnessing the whole thing so they got out of the way.
 

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I dream of an Ethiopia where people ride to work by bicycle and not get in accidents.

The trend away from the bicycle and towards motorised transport only began to be slowed in the 1970s when Dutch people took to the streets to protest against the high number of child deaths on the roads: in some cases over 500 children were killed in car accidents in the Netherlands in a single year.This protest movement came to be known as the Stop de Kindermoord (literally "Stop the Child Murder" in Dutch). The success of this movement — along with other factors, such as the oil shortages of 1973–74 — turned Dutch government policy around and the country began to restrict motor vehicles in its towns and cities and direct its focus on growth towards other forms of transport, with the bicycle being seen as critical in making Dutch streets safer and towns and cities more people-friendly and liveable.

Ethiopia needs bike-friendly public policy, planning and laws, invest in bike lanes & train our children how to be a responsible participant in traffic.

The Dutch train their children to ride so they can confidently ride in the roads when they are around 12 years of age, just before they start secondary school. Only if they pass their traffic exam are they awarded their Verkeersdiploma (traffic certificate). This training is deemed necessary as 75% of secondary school students cycle to school, rising to 84% riding for those living within 5 km of school.Even for distances of 16 km (9.9 mi) or over, some 8% of secondary school children cycle in each direction to school, though this is mainly in rural areas where the closest secondary schools can be a fair distance away.
 

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According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report, published in April 2014, traffic accidents in Ethiopia account for the deaths of 37.28 persons per 100,000. This is 2.77pc of the total deaths in the country, placing Ethiopia 12th in the world.

Kenya’s death rate from traffic accidents according to the same report stands at 19 persons per 100,000, whereas it is only two persons per 100,000 die from road accidents in England.

As a result, one of the goals of Ethiopia’s five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which ends in 2015, was to reduce the number of fatalities from traffic accidents by 80pc.
As you can see Ethiopia has a higher number of fatalities.

Gezu believes that the change in the licensing of drivers from the previous generalised issuance to specific and short time issuance of the licences has contributed to the high incidence of traffic accidents. His view is shared by the EHTDA’s Kassahun who believes that the change from the previous system has made very young and inexperienced people grab the wheels of heavy vehicles which used to take up to six years to qualify for in the previous system.

“Previously a driver had to go through different stages of qualification and experience in order to obtain the fourth and fifth level driving licence but it is now possible to access these licences within six months,” he said.

The previous driver’s licence issuance, which had been in effect until 2008, had required the drivers to pass through different stages. A driver was required to take a second stage licence and it took at least one year to reach the third. Having a minimum of one year between the different stages of licences, one needed to wait five to six months to access the fifth stage licence required for driving trucks and trailers.
You can reach higher levels of licences quicker than before.

We do not have lessons specifically for road safety but it is included in the ethical training of the drivers, which includes the causes of traffic accidents, ways of avoiding accidents, and obeying the laws of traffic signs and lights, Gebrehiwot said.
There you have it.

As data from the Addis Abeba Police Commission (AAPC) indicate, during the year 2013/14, there were 391 deaths, 1,484 heavy injuries and 1,128 light injuries incurred. The data on the age of the drivers that cause the fatalities show that three fatal accidents were caused by drivers under 18, 172 deaths by drivers between 18 and 30, 137 deaths by drivers between 31 and 50 and 51 deaths by drivers over the age of 51. Male drivers caused 361 of the deadly accidents, with female drivers being responsible for two while 28 are unidentified.

In the year 2012/13, 367 deaths, 1,336 heavy injuries and 1,263 light injuries were caused by accidents on the road. In the year 2011/12, there were 369 deaths, 1,190 heavy injuries and 820 light injuries occurred. In the year 2010/11, 332 deaths, 904 heavy injuries and 831 simple injuries occurred.

The number of accidents in the city is increasing from 2,067 in 2010/11 to 2,379 in 2011/12 then to 2,966 in 2012/13, to 3,003 in 2013/14. And in the half year of 2014/15, the road fatalities totalled 224.
http://addisfortune.net/articles/ethiopia-among-worst-in-traffic-safety/
 

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sekeram crazy driver!


very luckily this dangerous driver crashed himself without injuring anybody !

hopefully, he didn't hurt the lady on the sidewalk..

he definitely was completely drunk...insane and really scary :eek:hno:
 

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very luckily this dangerous driver crashed himself without injuring anybody !

hopefully, he didn't hurt the lady on the sidewalk..

he definitely was completely drunk...insane and really scary :eek:hno:
የሰከረ ኣይመስለኝም። የመኪናው ርግበት መክሊያ ኣይሰራም። ሲያረገረግ ኣታየውም፤ በሞላ (spring) ብቻ ነው የሚነዳው። የመንግሥት የመንግድ ላይ መኪኖች ጥራት ምርመራ ጉድለት።
 

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a animated video, made in ethiopia about car accidents

በተጨማሪ

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በእፅ ነብዘው ኣይንዱ።
ግማሽ መኪና ይዘው ኣይንዱ።
 

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World Bank Supports Improvement of Urban Transport Systems in Ethiopia

"The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $300 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to improve mobility along selected corridors in Addis Ababa and the effectiveness of road safety compliance systems throughout Ethiopia. The project aims to improve mobility in Addis Ababa and road safety countrywide. This will involve expanding the existing traffic signal and control systems in Addis Ababa and improving the conditions on selected streets for pedestrians, modernize the operations of Anbessa City Bus Enterprise, build the operational and managerial capacity and efficiency of urban transport agencies in dealing with urbanization and transportation and support the adoption of best practice methods of driver training and testing, as well as establishing a secure database for driver and vehicle licensing country-wide.
Road safety is a major challenge in Ethiopia with available information indicating that about 64 people per 10,000 vehicles die annually on Ethiopian roads making Ethiopia the eighth worst country in Africa with the poor bearing a disproportionate share of the burden of these road injuries. Meanwhile, about 65 percent of the road network in the city of Addis Ababa lack pedestrian walkways. The number of vehicles operating in Addis Ababa is relatively low compared to other cities of similar size yet congestion has been worsening, thereby raising concerns in the manner in which traffic is managed.
"By helping to ease traffic congestion and develop a modern public transport system, this project will enable Addis Ababa to remain a great city in which to live and to do business," said Carolyn Turk, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia. "Expanding the current traffic signal and control systems and providing pedestrians amenities and modernizing vehicle and driver licensing systems will improve road safety."
"With this project, the process of reforming the urban transport sub-sector has just begun, and its success will require the support by all Ethiopians" said Josphat Sasia, the project's Task Team Leader. "The inclusion of the improvement of public bus transport operations that move over 600,000 passengers daily will relieve the worsening traffic congestion that may render urban areas unsuitable as business destinations.
The Transport Systems Improvement Project comprises of the following components: Traffic Management and Road Safety in the City of Addis Ababa ($190.10 million), improvement of Integrated Urban Planning and Transport System ($2.80 million), and Road Safety Interventions and Institutional Strengthening of Selected Federal Transport Institutions ($107.10 million).
The improvement of selected streets through providing pedestrian amenities and safety, sidewalks, street lighting, bus stops and development of a parking strategy bring solace to the pedestrians who account for 54 percent of all trips" said Haileyesus Adamtei, the Project's Co-Task Team Leader. "Adopting best practice methods of driver training and testing, and establishing a secure database for driver and vehicle licensing country-wide making it difficult to falsify associated documents will improve road safety."
The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), established in 1960, and helps the world's poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people's lives. IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world's 77 poorest countries, 39 of which are in Africa. Resources from IDA bring positive change to the 1.3 billion people who live in IDA countries. Since 1960, IDA has supported development work in 112 countries. Annual commitments have averaged about $19 billion over the last three years, with about 50 percent going to Africa."


Source: AllAfrica.com/ World Bank
 

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^^ I have that same model Camry lol. They could use more livery or identifying marks/decal/stickers instead of just black letters on a white car...but I understand its just a start
 
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