as mentioned in[Photo/businessdailyafrica.com]In the wake of a grisly road accident that claimed 34 lives, the NTSA banned night travel with immediate effect.
The move has been met with widespread criticism with many saying that it is a knee-jerk reaction.
”A ban on night travel is not going to stop road carnage, NTSA has got it all wrong.
Night travel ban will not stop the deaths.
So he will also ban day travel.
NTSA suspends night travel for long distance PSV’s
Shares, NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 31 – The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended night travel for all long distance public service vehicle’s, following the Sunday morning accident on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway that claimed 36 lives.
The authority said it had noted that most road accidents occur at night, hence the need to restrict traveling for long distance public service vehicles.
The East African country is ranked among countries with the worst road safety records globally based on a 2015 World Health Organisation (WHO) report titled the Global Status on Road Safety.
Police Headquarters is yet to release the final accidents toll for 2017 which is expected at the beginning of the New Year.
By December 15, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) revealed that 150 lives had been lost for the two weeks, a number that has stretched further.
Kenya bans night travel in the wake of fatal accidents – Xinhua
as declared in By NATION TEAMMore by this AuthorThe decision to ban all long-distance night travel by public service vehicles by the National Transport and Safety Authority has caught most bus services and travellers by surprise.
Hundreds of passengers who had booked buses hoping to travel on Sunday night were stranded at the bus station after the ban by NTSA took immediate effect.
NTSA imposed the ban after a bus accident at Migaa on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway claimed 36 lives Sunday morning.
Food vendors at the bus station lamented that the night travel ban would impact heavily on their profits.
SELL FOOD“We sell food to daytime travellers and those that travel at night.
Travellers stranded after NTSA night travel ban
File photo shows local residents look at the wreckage of vehicles outside the town of Naivasha, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2016.
(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)NAIROBI, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — The Kenyan government on Sunday banned long-distance public service vehicles from traveling at night in a bid to prevent accidents that have so far claimed 200 lives in the month of December.
In order to review the effectiveness of the current measures in place to improve road safety, we hereby suspend night travel for long distance public service vehicles,” said Meja.
“We would like to reiterate that action will be taken on motorists who flout traffic rules through over-speeding that often leads to accidents,” said Meja.
He added that the government will implement a raft of new measures to minimize accidents on the roads and major highways.
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