Suspension of five matatu saccos a lesson to others
The move by the National Transport and Safety Authority to suspend licences for five matatu saccos, whose vehicles flouted the 80kph speed limit, is commendable. This will be a lesson to other saccos so that they can take full control of their fleets. They will also ensure their crews and matatu owners adhere to all the stipulated rules. Ensuring that all their vehicles are fitted with speed governors and safety belts is their job. They must ensure the operators do not tamper with the devices. Speeding and drink driving are among the main causes of accidents. They must control this. NTSA director general Francis Meja recently said road accidents have declined by 2.5 percent. We can do better than this if saccos work together with enforcement authorities. For these efforts to work better, all motorists should exercise caution, obey traffic rules and stick to the stipulated speed limits.
BRIAN MUTORO Nairobi