Matatu own­ers to dis­cuss road safety and dis­ci­pline of crew in con­fer­ence

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

Curb­ing road ac­ci­dents, in­dis­ci­pline and in­tro­duc­tion of high-ca­pac­ity buses in ma­jor towns will be dis­cussed at the Mata­tus Own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion del­e­gates’ con­fer­ence.

The two-day meet­ing will be held in Nairobi to­day and to­mor­row.

Chair­man Si­mon Kimu­tai told the press at KICC yes­ter­day they will re­view road safety reg­u­la­tions.

“We need to re­duce road car­nage and this re­quires not only strength­en­ing the reg­u­la­tions, but also train­ing our crew and sen­si­tis­ing the public,” he said.

Kimu­tai said the as­so­ci­a­tion will part­ner with au­to­mo­bile com­pa­nies, NTSA and NYS to change the cul­ture of the matatu op­er­a­tors and the public’s per­cep­tion of them.

Kimu­tai said the Bus Rapid Trans­port sys­tem will re­duce traf­fic jams in ma­jor towns.

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