|Posted by george on November 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM|
Here is a summary of the drastic new traffic rules caused by the Amendment ofsection 12 of Cap 403 of the lawsof Kenya. The president signed the amendments yesterday meaning they are in operation from today and we could all be victims.
A). Number plates: When you sell your vehicle, you shouldsurrender the number plates totheregistrar of motor vehicles and when you fail to renew the insurance, remember to surrender the number plates tothe 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 jailor BOTH
C). Over speeding – when you over speed- Yourisk a fine of Kshs10,000 or3 months imprisonment or both
D). Careless Driving: Penalty of Ksh500,000 or 10 yearsimprisonment or both
E). Careless driving causing death: Life Imprisonment.This is being treated like murder.
F). Driving under influence of alcohol: A fine of Ksh 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 ridermust be in reflective vestsandhelmets- otherwise you risk a fine of Kshs 10,000and 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 10kph and if offence is repeated 3 or more times.
• Mandatory eye test every 3 years for licensed drivers. Andif you fail the test
then license is with drawn.
• All law enforcement officers (regular police andAPs) are now effectively mandated to deal with traffic issues with the abolition of the Traffic Department under the Kenya Police Service Act.
MOST IMPORTANT: LET US SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL OUR DRIVERS, COLLEAGUES, FAMILY &FRIENDS