The Traffic department has partnered with National Transport and Safety Authority-NTSA to sensitize road users on the need to maintain road safety.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday after a similar meeting with stakeholders in the transport industry Commissioner at the Kenya Police Headquarters Mary Omari said the move is aimed at ensuring reduced road carnage.
Commissioner Omari noted that there has been a reduced road accidents this year compared to last year, but this will not deter them from holding such sensitization forums for road users.
This even as Traffic department statics reveal that most accidents happening on roads have led to high number of pedestrians’ lives lost.
“Statistics are clear that pedestrians are the most affected with road accidents but also high speed driving and that is why we are doing the road safety sensitization” said Omari.
The sensitization forums according to Commissioner Omari will be carried out in all the counties and sub counties.She also called on all road users to adhere to traffic rules in order to bring back discipline on the roads.
“We have talked to the stakeholders in Nakuru town and this is a program that is being carried out across the country” she said.
Chris Otieno from NTSA attributed the major accidents happening on roads to human error calling o Kenyans to change their behaviors and attitude while on the roads to avert the same.
While noting that as NTSA they have put in place measures among them the new curriculum in driving schools and the smart driving licenses, the NTSA officer called on Kenyans to play their role terming road safety a collective responsibility.
“We all have a role to play on our roads and as NTSA we have put in place measures among them the new curriculum in driving schools and the smart driving licenses” he said.
The team will be in Salgaa on Wednesday for a similar road safety sensitization forum.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Commissioner at the Kenya Police Headquarters Mary Omari and officials from NTSA addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday after holding a road safety sensitization meeting with stakeholders in the transport industry.