Driving without a licence? You risk a Ksh 7,000 fine

Driving without a licence? You risk a Ksh 7,000 fine as NTSA spells fines for traffic ...

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has published new traffic guidelines and outlined fines to be paid by drivers who contravene the respective rules.

Here is a breakdown of the rules and their respective fines as contained in First Schedule: Scheduled Minor Offences


1. Sec 12(1) and 14. Rule 7 of Traffic Rules. Driving without identification  plates affixed or plates not   fixed in the prescribed manner 10,000
2. Section 42(1) and 43(1) Exceeding speed limit prescribed for class of vehicle:- By 1 – 5 kph – 500By 6-10 kph – 3000By 11-15 kph – 6,000By 16-20    – 10,000
3. Section 42(3), (4) and 43(1) Exceeding speed limit of 50 kph or as prescribed by a traffic sign By 1 – 5 kph – 500By 6-10 kph – 3000By 11-15 kph – 6,000By 16-20    – 10,000
4. Section 45A(1) and (2) Driving on or through a pavement or a pedestrian walkway 5000
5. Section 90(2)(a) and 94 Driving a vehicle on a footpath 5,000



6. Section 53(1) and 67. Causing  obstruction  by  allowing  a vehicle to remain in any position on the road so as to obstruct or cause inconvenience or to other traffic using the road. 10,000
7. Sec 52(1)(b) and (2). Failure of a driver to conform to the indications given by any traffic sign. 3,000
8. Sec 52(1)(c) and (2) Failure  of  a  driver  to  stop  when required to do so by a police officer in uniform 5,000
9. Sec 52(1)(a) and 52(2) Failure   of   a   driver   to   obey   any directions given, whether verbally or by signal, by a police officer in uniform, in the execution of their duty 3,000
10. Section 30(1) and (7) Driving without a valid driving license  endorsement in respect of the class of vehicle 7000
11. Sec 30(4) and 41 Failure to renew a driving license 1,000
12. Section 36(1) and (3). Failing to carry and produce a driving license on demand 1,000
13. Rule 59A(1) Driver  using  a  mobile  phone  while vehicle is in motion 2,000



14. Rule 12(1)(b) Learner failing to exhibit “L” plates on the front and rear 1,000
15. Rule 25 Failure    of    a    vehicle    to carry reflective/ warning signs (lifesavers) 2000
16. Section 53(3) and (4) Failure to display reflective triangles or lifesavers in cases where any part of the vehicle remains on the road in a position so as to obstruct or cause obstruction 3,000.
17. Rule 22A(1) and (2) Failure by owner of vehicle to have seat    belts    in    motor    vehicle    as prescribed in Rule 22A(1) 1000 for every seatthat is not fitted or, is not of the proper standard or specification
18. Sec 22A(3) and (4) Failure to wear seat belt while motor vehicle is in motion 500
19. Sec 33(c)and 41 Driving a PSV while being unqualified 7,000
20. Sec 130C(1) and (3) The driver of a PSV driver who lets an unauthorized person to drive 5,000
21. Rule 130C(1) and (3) Person   who   while   not   being   the designated driver of a PSV drives the vehicle 5,000
22. Sec 98(1) and 104 Unlicensed person driving or acting as a conductor of a PSV 5,000



23. Sec 98(1) and 104 Owner or operator of PSV employing an unlicensed PSV driver or conductor 10,000
24. Sec 16(2) and 17A(3) Driving   a   vehicle   without   a   valid inspection certificate inspected 10,000
25. Sec 103A(1) and (7) Failure of a PSV driver or conductor to wear special badge and uniform 2,000
26. Sec 101(2) Failure to refund fare paid for incomplete portion of journey for which full fare has been paid 5,000
27. Rule 65(f) and 72 The  driver  of  a  motor  omnibus  or matatu picking or setting down passengers in a place that is not authorized as a bus stop or terminal 3,000
28. Sec 103(1) and (2) Touting 3,000
29. Rule 80 Travelling   with   part   of   the   body outside moving vehicle 1,000
30. Rule 68(1)(x) and 72 A passenger alighting or boarding any omnibus or matatu at a place which is not authorized as a bus stop or terminal 1,000
31. Rule 41A Failure to fit prescribed speed governor in PSV and Commercial Vehicle 10,000



32. Rule 22A(5) and (6) Failure of a conductor of PSV to keep seat belts in a clean, dry and generally wearable condition 500
33. Rule 56(1), (2) Failure of a PSV to carry functional fire extinguishers and fire kits 2,000
34. Rule 54A A person driving or operating a PSV with tinted windows or windscreen 2,000
35. Sec90(2)(c) and 94 Pedestrian  willfully  obstructing  the free passage of vehicles 500
36. Sec 60(1) and 60(2) Driver of Motor Cycle carrying more than one pillion passenger 1,000
37. Sec 103B(1) and (7) Motorcycle    rider    riding    without protective gear 1,000
38. Sec 103B(1) and (7) Motorcycle passenger riding without protective gear 1,000


This comes even as the County Government of Nairobi banned bodaboda motorcycles in the Central Business District (CBD). The Ban, which takes effect immediately, are in Pursuant to the provisions of the Traffic Act CAP 403 of 2014 of the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.

“Any operator and passenger found contravening this law will be arrested for an offence punishable by hefty fines and long jail terms as provided for in the Traffic Act of 2014,” read the County Government announcement.

“Motorcycles ferrying goods are exempted. Motorcycle operators must also note that the Nairobi City County government has not designated any parking slots in the CBD.”

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