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Police, NTSA Warn Against Excess Passengers As Crackdown On Rogue Drivers Begins


Police has warned  motorists and passengers against flouting traffic rules this festive season .

According to Inspector General of Police those passengers who  will be caught standing on  vehicles will  be held personally responsible.

‘‘We  have deployed police officers  on our roads during this season. Any excess person  in a PSV or any vehicle  with effect from today will be dealt with as an individual ..if we find  you in any vehicle we shall remove you. It  does not matter at any point, the vehicle will continue.’’ Mutyambai said.

Meanwhile NTSA  on the other hand warned that their crackdown on PSV operators will continue  until they achieve road sanity.

NTSA new boss George Njau says they will be punishing the whole Sacco by revoking their licences should one vehicle be found flouting traffic rules.

‘‘We shall embark on ensuring  proper documentation of vehicles, we shall also revoke an approved licence if the operator is found contravening our terms and conditions.’’ Njau stated.

According to NTSA data from 1st January to 17th December 2019,a total of 3,396 persons have lost their lives  ,  78%  were motorcyclist ,passengers and pedestrians.