The government has unveiled its plans to deregister all driving schools in the country. The new development comes as the government seeks to reduce the increased number of accidents on the roads.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has now summoned managements of all driving schools across the nation as a process to register them afresh it set to kick off.
The authority believes that the incompetence of most drivers has contributed to increased cases of road carnage in the recent past.
In a meeting on Thursday, chaired by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, most of the driving schools have been offering learners with poor quality education.
It was also noted that the drivers from the unaccredited institution are greatly to blame for the increased accidents.
The comes after the High Court dismissed a curriculum tailored for the driving schools across the nationActivitist Okiya Omtata had challenged the Traffic (Driving Schools and Instructor) Rules 2014 Act citing lack of public participation in the process of developing the law.
He urged the government to embark on a fresh process following the court’s decision over the matter.
NTSA has now affirmed that it will not relent in the quest to ensure that driving schools produce only competent drivers to reduce road carnage.
“We have to be firm on driving schools. Our proposal is to deregister all of them and reregister afresh,” read a statement from one of NTSA officials.