NTSA Cracks Whip on Rogue 2NK Driver

The National Transport and Safety Authority took swift actions against a rogue matatu driver who was photographed texting on his phone while driving at high speed.

The authority stated that it had suspended the driver's driving licence, through an announcement on Twitter on Thursday, September 5.

They also revoked his Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence and withdrew his Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV) badge.

More trouble was in store for the driver as NTSA demanded that he should be retested to access his competencies. They also authorised 2NK Sacco to withdraw his name from their portal.

The Sacco was further given a seven-day deadline to ensure that all Sacco management, drivers and conductors undergo a safety training.

On Thursday, September 5, NTSA summoned 2NK officials and the driver before the authority's officials and the National Police Service to respond to the accusation.

NTSA further rallied the public to spot and report various road offences.

"We urge members of the public to continue supporting the Authority in weeding out rogue drivers in order to keep our roads safe. The action of this driver put the lives of many innocent passengers at risk and we must all work to speak up about such vices.

“The use of mobile phones is a distraction. It takes the driver’s eyes off the road, with one hand on the wheel it is harder to navigate bends and respond to hazards," NTSA posted on Facebook.

NTSA has been narrowing down on matatu's for breaking traffic laws. In July they went after a Nairobi matatu Sacco whose crew was accused of killing a woman.

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