WEARING OF HELMETS HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED WITH CORONA.

Overall, prevalence of helmet use in Kenya remains extremely low for various  reasons. Some that can be addressed with a sustainable and continuous campaign on education and sensitization of riders.  Others will involve the policy makers and enforcement authorities. While we have been grappling with these issues, the corona pandemic has eroded the small wins we …

THE LIFE OF A MOTO TAXI WOMAN

There are not many Moto taxi women.  This industry is still dominated by men and for various other reasons like security which makes it difficult for women to venture in.  But one Eunice Nyambura, it is what feeds her family and keeps the memories of her late husband alive. With Covid and the world lockdown, …

THE KILLER HELMETS

The helmet is the most important riding gear, why then, do manufacturers sell motorcycles and give these killer helmets?  Why? You all know the helmets am talking about. Those yellow, red, orange ones that are an incentive for purchasing a bike. Buy this motorcycle and get a FREE HELMET.  They should actually say, BUY THIS …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BORDER CROSSING

Some people have crossed so many borders that they are gurus in this, others like me, will always realize they are missing a photocopy of a document or even the cash to pay for one or both when it is about their turn to go to the counter.  Border crossing can be such an easy …

HOW TO MAKE A MOTORCYCLE HELMET QUIETER

Riding a motorcycle at relatively high speeds results in the generation of wind noises as high as 115 A-weighted decibels (dBA). Research has shown that exposure to any wind noises above 85 dBA can result in hearing complications or even hearing loss. Thus, a rider needs to make their helmet quieter or acquire a quiet …

HOW TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER CORONA VIRUS – TIPS

Corona Virus has successfully put the world on pause.  It has also brought change in our lives and successfully with no resistant implemented it. Organizations have closed offices and have now implemented working from home.  Schools have closed and home and online schooling is the current norm. While a very small fraction was working from …

WOMEN IN ROAD SAFETY – CYNTHIA’S STORY

There are endless examples out there of women’s ability to motivate for change.  During the flag off for WRWR (Women Riders World Relay) Kenya and Tanzania chapter, the Director of Road Safety at NTSA (National Transport and Safety Authority - Kenya) Mr. Katelo shared a deep message that left me thinking about my role in …

THE CAREFREE GIRLS. #BLACKHISTORYMONTH

When the great black men and women made history way back in the 1800's, a black woman rider was among them.  Bessie Stringfield became the first Black woman to ride a motorcycle in every one of the connected 48 states in the United States of America in 1930. Without google maps, tar roads, mobile phones, weather …

CHALLENGES OF A WOMAN MOTORCYCLIST ON A LONG TERM ADVENTURE.

  Women remain a minority population in the world of motorcycling. Even if the numbers of the women riders have recently soared from an unnoticeable fraction to a recognizable one, we still remain the minority compared to our male counterparts. This number is even way smaller when it comes to those on long term adventure. …