The National Transport and Safety Authority, NTSA, has taken stern action against a driver who was filmed while driving dangerously. The Sacco officials and the driver were summoned and appeared before a multi-agency team comprising of officers from NTSA and the National Police Service to address the complaint received. Following the meeting, a number of actions have been taken;
1). The Driver’s driving licence has been suspended
2). PSV licence ( Class A endorsement ) has been revoked and PSV badge withdrawn
3). The driver to be retested to assess his competencies
4). 2NK Sacco to remove the driver from their portal
5). 2NK Sacco to take responsibility and organize a road safety sensitization for the Sacco management, all its drivers and conductors within 7 days.
NTSA urges members of the public to continue supporting the Authority in weeding out rogue drivers in order to keep our roads safe. “The action of this driver put the lives of many innocent passengers at risk and we must all work to speak up about such vices. The use of mobile phones is a distraction. It takes the driver’s eyes off the road, with one hand on the wheel it is harder to navigate bends and respond to hazards,” NTSA says
“As an Authority, we are committed to taking action against any driver violating traffic rules and we encourage members of the public to continue reporting,” the agency adds.