The Thesaurus defines laxity as – the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.
Today on my commute to work , a boda boda rider sans a helmet , reflective jacket or any protective gear and busy talking on a mobile phone zoomed past me. Over lapping a queue of cars , passing right in front of a traffic cop. Who looked at him in indifference.
The rules are there in the amended traffic act , the enforcement is selective , reason?? Yet the fatalities , injuries and disabilities associated with motorcycle accidents are on the increase.
Please read the following post on working towards increased helmet use among boda boda riders in Uganda.
The existing Kenyan traffic laws require helmet and reflective jacket use. These products are easily available off supermarket shelves though the quality may not be up to acceptable international standards. Enforcement and subsequent education to instil the discipline as part of a personal practice should be a priority.
In other news Seth Godin posted his 5000th blog post today ……..wow! Go! make something happen! i will get there , yes i will.