Motorists Caught Unawares in New NTSA Crackdown

  • The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Wednesday, October 16, conducted an impromptu crackdown in Nyeri catching the motorists in the area unawares.

    In the crackdown, tens of drivers and matatu operators were arrested and charged for flouting traffic regulations.

    "Several motorists were earlier today (Wednesday, October 16) arrested, vehicles impounded and motor vehicle owners charged in court following a crackdown by NTSA and the Police in Nyeri,

    "The vehicle owners were charged for operating without valid motor vehicle inspection stickers and failing to comply with the Traffic Act," NTSA reported on facebook.

    Vehicles belonging to the NTSA

    The transport regulator also revealed that a taxi driver was arrested for operating without a PSV badge as required by the PSV Regulations.

    NTSA also added that the motorists who did not appear in court on Wednesday would be charged on Thursday, October 17.

    The regulator expressed concern that the Nyeri County was among the top 10 counties that had recorded most accidents in 2018.

    It further threatened to suspend all drivers that would be found flouting traffic regulations.

    "To restore sanity on the roads, NTSA will suspend the driving licences of drivers found flouting traffic rules and reinstate them only after the individuals have undergone driver retesting," the regulator added.

    The operation came barely two weeks after interior CS Fred Matiang'i ordered the transport regulator back on the roads from October 1.

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i