NTSA suspends Green Line Bus Company licence following fatal accident


NTSA suspends Green Line Bus Company licence following fatal accident
Wreckage of a Green Line Company Bus after a collision with a trailer on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on February 17, 2019.

In Summary

  • Seven people died on the spot while three others succumbed during treatment after the bus collided head on with a lorry at Kamara area.
  • NTSA, in a statement to newsrooms, stated that the suspension was also necessitated by the continued traffic violations.
  • The suspension will, hence, only be lifted upon the operator’s compliance with a few set conditions among them the legally defined branding.

The National Transport and Safety Association (NTSA) on Wednesday suspended the Green Line Bus Company operator’s licence following the fatal Sunday accident on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

Seven people died on the spot while three others succumbed during treatment after the bus – registration number KBN 701N – collided head on with a lorry at Kamara area.

NTSA Director General Francis Meja, in a statement to newsrooms, stated that the suspension was also necessitated by the continued traffic violations and taking into consideration levels of compliance of the operator with the Public Service Vehicles Regulations, 2014.

The suspension will, hence, only be lifted upon the operator’s compliance with a few set conditions among them the legally defined branding as detailed in the Operation of Public Service Regulations, 2014 for all its vehicles.

The operator is also required to undergo inspection at NTSA motor vehicle inspection centers for all its vehicles as well as acquire Road Service Licences (RSL) for all its vehicles and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) badges for all its drivers and conductors.

Green Line Bus Company must also comply with all provisions of the PSV Regulations and undertake road safety training for all its drivers, conductors, owners and company officials.

“The Traffic Department has been advised to impound any vehicles belonging to the Company found operating contrary to this suspension,” reads the statement from NTSA.

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