Impact of road transport

7 Impact of road transport

  • Roads have promoted trade within and between countries since goods are transported by road to various markets. This case is true in east Africa.
  • Road transport has stimulated industrial development as raw materials to factories and manufactured goods to the market are easily transported.
7 Impact of road transport
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  • The development of towns and urban centres along roads has been as a result of improved road transport.
  • Many countries earn a lot of foreign exchange from the sale of motor vehicles. For example Japan, Germany and USA.
  • Employment opportunities are created as many people work in the motor vehicle industry while others are employed to construct and maintain roads


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