On November 2018, the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) announced new fines and measures to curb road accidents and instil discipline in the sector.
For instance, NTSA made it a traffic offence will for you to drive on Kenyan roads without having a car insurance.
Another traffic offence and that continues to be ignored widely by many motorists, is the use of a mobile phone when driving.
Making calls or even texting while driving puts you on the wrong side of the law. This kind of traffic offence a fine of Sh2,000.
Nonetheless, it seems the Sh2,000 penalty is too small and many drivers including the PSV ones, don’t give a hoot about it like one ‘Akorino’ driver who was captured on camera recently chatting on what looks like WhatsApp while driving on a highway.
Social media users have reacted massively to the photo posted on Thika Town Today Facebook page with many condemning the driver for his outright recklessness which put the lives of his passengers, other motorists and pedestrians at risk.
Many who have commented to the post agree that many accidents on Kenyan roads occur due to such avoidable errors on the side of the drivers but, old habits die hard.