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NTSA sensitize PSV stakeholders on drafted 2013 traffic regulations

08 October 2013, 23:01 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) sensitized the public service vehicle (PSV) stakeholders on the drafted 2013 regulations that would assist fight road carnage.

Addressing the stakeholders, Lee Kinyanjui, the NTSA Chairman said the his body in consultation with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure came up with laws for PSV owners and their staff to implement in minimizing the accidents.  

"The NTSA 2013 transport regulations addresses issues right from application procedures and requirements in the PSV industry, legal operations,filing reports and presenting quarterly operation records to NTSA, insurance cover, and action to be taken on appeals, offenses and penalties," said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui said among the drafted laws, no one will venture into the PSV industry without a valid license from the authority, no vehicle shall be licensed in the industry unless the owner or operator is a corporate body whereby the registered owner has to own a minimum of 30 serviceable vehicles.

He added that registered corporate bodies will have in their employment a staff complement comprising of a driver, inspectors for each route the vehicle operates from, an office manger, an accounts clerk and a qualified mechanic or a contractor to service the vehicle.

Kinyanjui also said the drafted regulation requires the corporate body to have in place an approved Code of Conduct by the Authority governing the employees, agents and sub-contractors, and have a management system to including a customer care complaints handling system.


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