NTSA Puts Motorist on Notice Over Unauthorized Customized Number Plates

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has put on notice motorist of to using unauthorized customized number plates.

In a public notice issued on Monday, December 7, NTSA noted that a number of motorists have been using informally customized number plates not issued by the authority hence are in violation of Rule 5 (a) of the Traffic (Registration Plates) Rules 2016’.

“The Authority’s attention is drawn to the widespread violation of Rule 5(a) of the Traffic (Registration Plates) Rules 2016 as evidenced by the large number of vehicles using registration plates not issued by the Authority.”

Motorists queue at National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) offices in Mombasa to collect their driving licences in this photo taken on May 7, 2018. Photo/Courtesy

“It is further observed that such registration plates are not of the prescribed design contrary to Section 12(1) of the Traffic Act,” read part of the statement by NTSA.

The NTSA further noted that some plates being used by some motorists are not of the ‘prescribed design’ to section 12 (1) of the Traffic Act.

The authority has also noted that some newly registered motorbikes are using printed papers as opposed to the required plates.

Motor vehicle and bike owners whose plates are not duly recognized by the authority have been advised to cease their usage failure to which they will be prosecuted.

Number plate. Photo/Courtesy

“Through this notice, motor vehicle and motorcycle owners are advised with immediate effect, to cease the use of these unauthorized registration plates, failure to which will result in prosecution,” NTSA added.

Rule 5(a) of the Traffic (Registration Plates) Rules 2016 forbids any person from manufacturing or selling reflective registration plate or third registration plate licenses without written consent from the Authority.

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