The Cyclists Helmet Study in Juba, Southern Sudan, 2006

  • Nathan Atem
  • John Lagu
  • Mounir Christo
  • Lucia Kur


Juba has a poor road network and few public transport options, with an increasing number of people riding motorised or non-motorised cycles This study seeks to characterise the cyclists (including helmet wearing) and to use the findings to make recommendations to the concerned authorities. The study found that most of the 3564 observed cyclists were adult males; the proportion using helmets was very small (1%). Many cyclists had an extra passenger, or were carrying a load. More than half the cyclists were riding in the middle of the road. Only 18% of the motorcycles were licensed. The conclusion is that cyclists need information on the importance of wearing a helmet. The licensing of motorcycles is important. The road network and road signs need to improve, and public transport increased.

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