Careless drivers risk losing their licenses
12 March 2014, 13:10
Nakuru - The National Transport and Safety Authority Chairman, Lee Kinyanjui and Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru have vowed to revoke driving licenses of careless drivers.
Speaking on Tuesday after visiting Salgaa area where 14 people perished following a grisly road accident on Saturday night, the duo blamed freewheeling by drivers as the major cause of accidents in the area.
“Freewheeling is one of the major causes of accidents in this area because of the sloppy nature of the road here,” said Kimaru.
The traffic commandant issued a warning to all drivers saying the law will not be lenient to anyone caught over speeding.
He said that some of the road accidents can be avoided if drivers and road users chose to adhere to the set traffic rules.
He noted that one speed camera will be installed at Salgaa area along the Nakuru - Eldoret highway to help curb the rising cases of road carnage in the area.
Kinyanjui said that the government is working towards building a diversion road that will be only used by heavy commercial vehicles.
“We are still working on building an alternative road for tracks because we have realized that most of the accidents are being caused by heavy commercial vehicles,” he said.
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