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New traffic rules in operation

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New traffic rules in operation

For anyone thinking of driving -

Here is a summary of the new traffic rules caused by the Amendment of section 12 of Cap 403 of the laws of Kenya.

The amendments are now in operation.

a) Number plates: When you sell your vehicle, you should surrender the number plates to the registrar of motor vehicles and when you fail to renew the insurance, remember to surrender the number plates to the registrar otherwise you risk being arrested and fined

b) Overlapping, obstruction, driving on pavement or through a petrol station to avoid traffic-You risk a fine of Kshs. 100,000 -300,000 or One year in jail or BOTH .

c) Over speeding – when you over speed- You risk a fine of Kshs 10,000 or 3 months imprisonment or both

d) Careless Driving: Penalty of Kshs. 500,000 or 10 years imprisonment or BOTH.

e) Careless driving causing death: Life Imprisonment. This is being treated like murder.

f) Driving under influence of alcohol: A fine of Kshs. 500, 000 or ten years in jail or both.

g) PSV Operators - Should adhere to the uniforms and badges rules .

h) Motor Cycle operators - ONE PASSENGER only and the passenger and rider must be in reflective vests and helmets- otherwise you risk a fine of Kshs 10,000 and in default 12 months imprisonment.

Other changes as below:

Road blocks are to be gazetted prior to being mounted by the police. Driving licenses of speed limit violators shall be suspended for not less than 3 years if the person has exceeded speed limit by more than 10 kph and if offence is repeated 3 or more times.

Mandatory eye test every 3 years for licensed drivers. And if you fail the test then license is withdrawn. All law enforcement officers (regular police and APs) are now effectively mandated to deal with traffic issues with the abolition of the Traffic Department under the Kenya Police Service Act.

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1. Re: New traffic rules in operation

sounds like another way for the police to make money

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2. Re: New traffic rules in operation

It seems that all the drivers will be send to jail or the police will be billionaires

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3. Re: New traffic rules in operation

good ideas, well for the piki piki , but i cant see it happening some how

only 1 passenger lol never in a million years

maybe nows the time to start selling side cars for there bikes

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4. Re: New traffic rules in operation

wont be many matau drivers left on the roads, well not between mtwapa and mombasa town careless driving , looks like we will all be footing

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5. Re: New traffic rules in operation

Lots of VERY rich policemen in the near future - bribery heaven!!

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6. Re: New traffic rules in operation

can think of 2 places straightaway , outside shabans and as you enter mtwapa

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So, fire extinguishers and first aid kits are mandatory in all vehicles and fines are charged to whoever doesnt have it, even personal vehicles, huh?

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8. Re: New traffic rules in operation

No they are only required for public service vehicles

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