The newly appointed Transport Licensing Appeals Board (TLAB) chairman, John Mututho has ordered the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to update road signs on major roads across the country.
Speaking at a news conference in Nakuru on Monday, Mututho stated that many road users unfamiliar with new road networks in the country have been victims of road accidents due to lack of proper signs.
The former NACADA boss said that it is the mandate of NTSA to ensure pedestrians and motorist understand the roads they are using.
He also noted that Nairobi – Nakuru highway, a key road had only two road signs.
“There are only two road signs from Nairobi to Nakuru, yet we need NTSA to mark areas which have potholes, accident prone zones and even bumps,” said Mututho.
According to Mututho, there should be a coordinated approach between the police and NTSA in fighting road carnage.
The former lawmaker further called on NTSA to work together with the police department and find a way of minimizing roadblocks along major highways and at the same time adopt an electric way of inspecting vehicles as a means of curbing corruption.
Mututho also appealed to members of the public to help road safety agencies across the country to raise a red flag on errant road users and police officers.
Source : Hivi Sasa