The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has kicked off a nationwide crackdown on motor vehicles that are violation of Traffic Laws and Regulations.
Officers from multiple agencies took to the roads early in the morning setting up roadblocks and asking motorists to present official documents for inspection.
This operation, titled the Road Safety Clinic, was part of a directive given by Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen on Wednesday, April 19.
He asked NTSA to ensure all private and public service vehicles were compliant with the Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2017, including no school transportation between 10 pm and 5 am, and that students must be allocated seats with functional seatbelts.
The NTSA has responded to this directive by setting up the Safety Clinic, which will assess the vehicles on the road and ensure the safety of travelers, particularly school-going children. The Clinic is free of charge and does not take up too much time.
The NTSA also stated that vehicles which fail to comply with the Law will be issued with a prohibition order and booked for compliance inspection at the NTSA inspection centre.
NTSA’s latest action comes following an increase in the number of road accidents across the country