Unruly miraa transporters on NTSA’s radar

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has trained its guns on miraa transporters who they accuse of flouting traffic regulations and acting as if they ‘own the roads.’

In a meeting between NTSA officials, traffic police, drivers and miraa traders, the transporters were issued a one-month ultimatum to fully comply with the Traffic Act or face the law.

Speaking in Igembe Central Constituency, Meru County, the NTSA Deputy Director in charge of enforcement and accident investigations , Hared Adan, said that miraa transporters must stop dangerous loading, speeding and overlapping by November 1 this year.

“Miraa drivers are responsible for many traffic violations and accidents in Meru and other areas and they should start to drive at speeds of 80 and 90 kilometers per hour,” said Adan.

Meru Traffic Commandant, Vincent Maroko, and Maua Traffic Police boss, Zephaniah Lang’at, also warned the unruly transporters to stop ignoring orders to stop at police checks.

The drivers have also been accused of making modifications to their vehicles, such as addition of bull bars to ‘strengthen’ their cars.

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