THE National Transport and Safety Authority conducted an impromptu inspection and mobile court sessions on public service vehicle operators in Likoni yesterday.
More than 30 vehicles were abandoned by their drivers after they were subjected to the motor vehicle inspection process led by NTSA road safety officer Mohamed Khamsin.
“Accidents have become too much on our roads. That is why we initiated this road safety campaign. We are sensitising PSV operators on road safety measures,” Khamsin said.
He said the crackdown is being conducted in conjunction with the judiciary and the traffic police department. Khamsin said the exercise has also been conducted in Mariakani, Gede, Kwale and Kijipwa at the Coast.
“The exercise has been successful because more than 25 vehicles in each of the regions were nabbed. Compliance after the exercise has also been encouraging as we have seen more vehicles voluntarily go for inspection. That means the message has reached home,” Khamsin said.
Coast traffic boss Martin Kariuki said most of the drivers and conductors who fled were guilty of traffic offences. “That is what we call subsequent conduct in the law of evidence,” Kariuki said.
The inspection area was complete with a magistrate, prosecutor, charge sheets and a breakdown to tow vehicles whose operators fled. Shimo la Tewa prison van was present to ferry those who could not pay the fines to the police station.
News Source: allAfrica