Driving schools’ management have been summoned to a meeting on Thursday chaired by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
Details have also emerged that government plans to have all the driving schools deregistered in a bid to curb the madness observed in our roads.
According to the Standard, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has called for a meeting with all driving schools to deliberate on the way forward.
The paper added that the government plans to have an inter-agency task force which will oversee a fresh registration of the schools.
NTSA said they have been forced to take the measure after realizing some of the schools are dubious.
“We have to be firm on driving schools. Our proposal is to deregister all of them and reregister afresh so that we know who is qualified to run a driving school,” said an official at NTSA.
new rules, which include doing a medical test and the schools having at least 1.7 acres of land for driving tests, were brought up after CS Matiang’i told NTSA to be firm on the training institutions.
“Our statistics on road accidents do not reflect the number of roadworthy vehicles currently registered in our systems. These discrepancies imply that there could be several unroadworthy vehicles operating after passing our inspection tests irregularly,” Matiang’i told NTSA.