Driving Schools Countrywide To Be Vetted In 2014

Updated: December 6, 2013

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has said it will start vetting driving schools countrywide starting early 2014.

As the government steps up efforts aimed at curbing road carnage.

NTSA Chairman Lee Kinyanjui, said many driving schools offer sub-standard driving lessons, endangering the lives of road users in the country.

Kinyanjui, who was speaking in Mombasa County, added that long distance and passenger service vehicle drivers will be re-tested in March 2014.

NTSA also plans to re-train motorcycle and tuk tuk business operators for better road usage.

Traffic Management Reforms Committee chairman Leonard Musegi blamed motorists who disobey traffic regulations for the increased road accidents.

The committee, in November, revealed that over 3,000 people so far had died in road accidents in 2013.

Musegi also said that more than 6,000 people will continue dying annually by 2030 if road carnage in not dealt with properly countrywide.



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