Night travel banned in an effort to tame accidents

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,31ST DEC 2017-The National Transport and safety Authority (NTSA) has banned  night travel for long distance public service vehicles effective today, Sunday 31, in an effort aimed at taming rogue drivers and preventing accidents that have claimed hundreds of lives in the month of December.This follows  the Migaa road accident that has  so far claimed 38 lives.

In a statement  sent to  press  NTSA Director General Francis Meja says all travel must be scheduled to take place between 6am and 7pm.

“Over the recent past, our records indicate that majority of crashes occur during the night. In order to review the effectiveness on the current measures in place to improve road safety, the authority in consultation with other relevant government agencies hereby suspends night travel…,” read the statement in part

Meja  also said that they are doing everything possible to address the upsurge of fatal crashes across the country.

The director general  however appealed to motorists to be extra vigilant while on the roads to ensure safety.

In the month of December  close to 200 people have lost their lives through vital road accidents that have occurred on various roads across the country most of them involving long distance public service vehicles.

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