Dr Fred Matiang’i, Acting CS Interior has said that the government will crackdown on all driving schools which he says are ‘giving driving licenses to murderers.’
Matiang’i said on Tuesday that all driving schools will after deliberations with the Transport ministry and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) could be deregistered and re-registered a fresh after a round of rigorous vetting.
The exercise the CS said will help curb the road carnage menace that has rocked the country during the festive season.
”We have to be firm on driving schools. My proposal is to deregister all of them and re-register afresh so that we know who is qualified to run a driving school,” Matiang’i said.
Licenses, he added would be availed to only qualified drivers and a medical examination will also be mandatory.
”To get a new driving license, you will have to fulfill certain conditions, including medical. We are reviewing the entire traffic department. The process is going on now.
”We have this morning directed for conditions one needs to register a driving school be set within 7 days,” he added.
Accidents at Sachangwan and Salgaa have in the past two weeks claimed 170 lives.
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