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NTSA Launches National Safe Roads Progamme to Curb Fatal Road Carnage

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), on Wednesday, October 28, launched a road safety programmed called National Safe Roads following a recent spate of deadly accidents.

The programme launched by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i aims at curbing the spiking cases of deadly road accidents witnessed since President Uhuru Kenyatta re-opened the country.

The programme seeks to enhance road traffic safety through programmes and projects that will sensitize the public on the dangers of reckless driving.

The programme’s objectives include driver training, reduction in the number of black spots and increased public education.

Speaking during the event at Upper Hill Nairobi, Matiang’i decried the high number of deaths caused by reckless driving particularly during festivities season.

“Let us educate our people to behave responsibly. That is the only way we are going to deal with road accidents,” stated Matiang’i.

He further said that the government is keen to ensure that the programme launched today achieves its set objectives.

“Time is here for us to be honest with one another… this is going to involve all of us, let us take part in behavioural change campaign. Let us educate our people to behave responsibly. That is the only way we are going to deal with road accidents,” Matiang’i said.

The National Safe Roads programme is Funded by the European Union and will be rolled out in counties with the highest number of deadly road accidents recorded in the recent past.

The counties identified include Nairobi, Makueni, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kericho and Kakamega.

During the launch, other highways identified as deadly are the Mombasa-Nairobi-Nakuru-Kakamega-Kisumu which have in the recent past recorded high number of deaths.

 

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