Saturday, December 31, 2011

HaPPy NeW YeaR 2012 PEoPle! Do NoT DrInK AnD DrIVe.


Firing Squad Good For Drunk Drivers!

There are different punishments given to people who drink alot of alcohol and drive in different countries in the world.
In Tanzania,those who drink and drive are forced to pay a fine of Tanzanian shillings 30,000 if found guilty. In Australia the names of drunk drivers are published in the newspapers under the caption "He's drunk and in jail".
In Malaysia the driver is jailed, and if married the spouse is also jailed.
In UK, Finland and Sweden there's an automatic jail term of one year for all offenders. in Turkey,drunk drivers are driven 20 miles out of town and are forced to walk back 10 miles on foot.
in El Salvador, they are executed by a firing squad. That way they solve the problem once and for all (The Citizen).
WHAT DO U THINK IS SUITABLE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS IN YOUR COUNTRY?

Firing Squad Good For Drunk Drivers!

There are different punishments given to people who drink alot of alcohol and drive in different countries in the world.
In Tanzania,those who drink and drive are forced to pay a fine of Tanzanian shillings 30,000 if found guilty. In Australia the names of drunk drivers are published in the newspapers under the caption "He's drunk and in jail".
In Malaysia the driver is jailed, and if married the spouse is also jailed.
In UK, Finland and Sweden there's an automatic jail term of one year for all offenders. in Turkey,drunk drivers are driven 20 miles out of town and are forced to walk back 10 miles on foot.
in El Salvador, they are executed by a firing squad. That way they solve the problem once and for all (The Citizen).
WHAT DO U THINK IS SUITABLE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS IN YOUR COUNTRY?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

With this Driving, Our Life is at Stake!


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8 cars in front of this Abood Bus!There is a corner and a slope in a short distance!

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Overtaking.......


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Goneeee........!

This picture was taken yesterday(3/12/2011) along Dar es salaam-Morogoro road. With this kind of driving, i believe we will be seeing more and more deaths in our highways. whar are your opinions?


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

20th November 2011:World Remembrance Day of Road Crash Victims!


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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by RoadPeace in 1993. Since then it has been observed and promoted worldwide by several NGOs, including the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its associated organizations.

On 26th October 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention. WHO and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration encourage governments and NGOs around the world to commemorate this day.
MY TAKE:"This is appropriate day of acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families, I hope, the day will be commemorated by giving support to the victims with post-trauma disabilities and their lives are in total mess. Demonstrations, speeches and songs won't help these people.
Likewise, I would be more than happy if the Police force will come up with strategies to curb escalating accident statistics in the country".

Road Humps: Are There Any Standards?


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In the photo you can see a speed hump or commonly known as ''speed bumps''. It has been a common practice for road contractors to fix the bumps as a way of controlling over speeding. But I have been asking myself,'Are these humps erected according to a certain standard?'' I am asking this due to the fact that some of them are so big to make a small car go side ways to avoid damaging some parts under the car.In the picture are small humps but fixed few feet apart,others are just one but so huge. Can anyone help on this please?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Breaking News: More 300 Feared Dead,A Ship Capsises in Zanzibar

More than 300 people are feared dead following a capsized ship in between Zanzibar and Pemba islands. To this hour, a source in Zanzibar said that about 270 passengers have been saved while about 50 dead bodies have been recovered. The source added that, most of those saved are children including a 7 months old baby.
The accident occurred last night.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TukTuk (Motorcycle) Injury-7


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This is a motorcycle driver who got injured on the leg

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Driving Upcountry9!



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It wasnt easy for me to believe what i saw, the photo shows a boat full of passangers! my investigation revealed that, no one determines if the boat is full, no life jackets and any other stuff for protection if anything happens along the journey. This is lake Tanganyika, known to have deep waters. I dont know what SUMATRA could tell us about this.
Jamani, nimekuwa na maswali mengi kuhusu hili,tunasubiri ajali itokee ndio wahusika waamke? SUMATRA wako wapi?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dar Roads!Accidents everywhere!


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In the photo, this commuter bus rammed into this saloon car with regestration No. T254 BAG, this was caused by reckless driving.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Driving Upcountry8-Kurya Ngoma.

As I was driving along in one of the villages in Mara region I met a group of wananchi doing the Kurya dance, it was something me and my colleague enjoyed very much after a long drive fatigue. It refreshed our minds and hence we had a safe drive.

Sorry, whoever did the recording was not a professional, so the camera twisted here and there,yet u can get the sweet taste of the 'ngoma'.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Street Literature!


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"Taifa Huru" simply means "A free Nation".

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dar es salaam Roads-So Strange!

As I was driving along Morogoro Road, the car infront of me with registration number T297 ACS Toyota mark II I saw something so strange. As you can see in the photo, adjacent to the white Mark II is a pickup.On that material day, the passanger of the pickup threw a bottle of mineral water on the road(as usual), to my surprise the driver of Mark II T297 ACS picked the bottle and handed it over to the passanger of that pickup. I've never seen someone so environmental concious, that is something others should emulate.
(Jamani, niliona kitu cha kushangaza kidogo nikaona nishee nanyi. Nikiwa Morogoro road karibu na shule ya jangwani, abiria wa pick alitupa chupa ya maji barabarani baada ya kumaliza kunywa maji. ghafla dereva wa gari mark II iliyopo mbele yangu alitoka katika gari,akaokota hiyo chupa na kumrudishia jamaa aliyeitupa kwamba anachafua mazingira. Ni kitu kigeni kwa Tanzania. Lakini ni mfano wa kuigwa kuona tuna watu wanajali mazingira kiasi hicho. Pichani inaonekana hiyo Mark II yenye namba T297ACS na pickup inaonekana kulia kwake mbele kidogo.

Tuk tuk(Motorcycle) Special 6!-Weekend.


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This happened on saturday.Tuk tuk injuries.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breaking News!-8 Dead, 22 Injured!

More deaths More injuries! Accoring to Radio One Stereo,Sumry Bus going to Dar es salaam collided with a lorry leaving 8 dead and 22 people injured.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tuk Tuk (Motorcycle)Special-6!NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!


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Police Officers collects the burnt body of the guy wrongly accused of stealing a motorcycle by mob justice
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The burning body of a guy accused of stealing a motorcycle

In my posts I have been showing the impact of tuk tuk(motorcycle) accidents in the society but today's post is a bit different. It is a story I will never forget in my entire life.
It was around 9.00am I was heading to work then I saw a mob at Kimara staring at something burning. I had to slow down my car and parked somewhere so that I could see what was happening. I could not believe my eyes, i saw a guy being set ablaze as he was accused of stealing a tuktuk! But further follow-ups revealed that, the guy was not a thief, he was given a tuk tuk by the mechanic whom was repairing his!
This guy was wrongly accused by mob justice to be a thief! I will never forget what I saw. Really, seeing a human being burning, it is not for the faint-hearted.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What If.............


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................An accident like this happens while you are a passanger of a commuter bus/daladala like this?

Manyoni Dusty Road(Driving Upcountry)

This is a stretch of dusty road in Manyoni,singida region. I was told it is a stretch of about 60km on the Dodoma-Singida Road. Look at how the vehicles are negotiating their way and in a very high speed especially the buses. Really, it is not easy to avoid accidents in a situation like this. Hopefully, this stretch of dusty and bumpy road has been completed.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuk Tuk (Motorcycle)Special-5!



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These guys on a tuk tuk just fell off in front of my vehicle! It was getting dark (6.55pm)Thank God i wasn't driving fast otherwise it could have been another story.
Ha! mwendesha tuk tuk na abiria wake walianguka mbele ya gari yangu baada ya kuwa wanaendesha kwa mbwembwe na mwendokasi. ilikuwa bahati sikuwa naendesha mwendokasi,vinginevyo ingekuwa habari nyingine.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dar es salaam Roads!Another Life Lost!



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Above, a middle aged man found in a pool of blood after being knocked by a fast moving car. The man died on the spot(RIP).

Kijana mwenye umri wa makamo akiwa katika dimbwi la damu baada ya kugongwa na gari lililokuwa likienda kwa kasi katika eneo la urafiki 'Big Brother'.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This is How Others Started This Year!(wenzetu walivyoanza mwaka)


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It is Scary not for the the faint-hearted!

As we celebrate New Year 2011, some of us have started this year with tragedies. Reckless driving, as usual, left some in hospital beds and others 'gone forever' (RIP).
In the photo above a victim of reckless driving of a tuk tuk(motorcycle) ending up with a badly injured arm. The photo has been taken at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic institute casualty. Please let us drive safely.
Let us wish them a quick recovery.


Jamani, tukiuanza mwaka mpya baadhi ya wenzetu wameishia hospitalini au hata kupoteza maisha kwa ajili ya uendeshaji wa uzembe. Tunawatakia ahueni ya haraka wale wote waliouanza mwaka kwa kupata ajali kama hii pichani.

Happy new Year! (Heri ya Mwaka Mpya!)Plz Safe Drive!

Kwa wadau wote wa Blog hii nawatakia heri ya Mwaka Mpya 2011, Tusisahau kuendesha kwa umakini na kuzingatia sheria za usalama barabarani.
Readers of this Blog, i wish you Happy New Year 2011,please dont forget, Drive safely and stick to road safety rules.
-Mr. Bobos-
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