The Kenyan government has today issued a staunch warning to road traffic violators, indicating to undertake a Rapid Result Initiative (RRI) on road traffic enforcement to curb the unending road traffic challenges in the country.
Through its spokesperson, Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, the government stated that NTSA and other government agencies will begin the crackdown on a number of non-compliance traffic acts as per the Traffic Act in the constitution starting 28th February.
The miraa drivers have not been spared. They are forced to overspeed so as to reach targeted markets while the product is fresh since it is perishable.
Also read: List of services suspended by the NTSA.
Targeted offenses include the following:
- Un-prescribed number plates.
- Installation of throb lights.
- Installation of flashing lights
- Vehicles with foreign plates without motor vehicle foreign permits.
- Illegal PSVs – Usiku Sacco, Voxy, Sientas, Probox, etc.
- Regional specific violations.
- Speeding miraa ferrying vehicles in Meru and Embu
- Unlicensed tuktuks in Nairobi, Mombasa and their environs.
- Sugar cane ferrying vehicles in the western region (sugar growing regions).
- Operating without a helmet.
- Operating uninsured motor vehicle.
- Excess pillion passengers
- Worn out tyres
- Contravening insurance
- Defective motor vehicle
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Operating without an inspection sticker
- Operating without a speed governor
- Unroadworthy motor vehicle
- Obstruction, reckless driving and lane indiscipline
Oguna spoke while at Mombasa Road while leading government officials on a road safety awareness campaign.