Nakuru county partners with NTSA to reduce road accidents

The county government of Nakuru has agreed to partner with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on road safety in a move to reduce fatalities on Nakuru Highway.
Speaking to the press on Friday in his office after holding a meeting with NTSA officials who paid him a courtesy call, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui stated that Nakuru has been hit in the past over road carnage and that it was time to address the same.
“We cannot continue to lose lives on Nakuru Highway areas such as Kinungi and Salgaa and that is why we are partnering with NTSA to ensure that we reduce the road carnage” he said.
The agreement will see the county government and NTSA join heads to ensure road accidents drops by a huge percentage.
The Nakuru county boss also stated the need for enforcement to ensure all motorists using Nakuru Highway observe road safety.
He added that as county they will also work to ensure that emergence response systems are in place.
“As a county we are working to ensure that emergency response systems are in place having in mind that health is a devolved function. We must ensure that the victims of road accidents also get emergency treatment” he said.
On his part NTSA General Director Francis Meja while noting that the road accidents had reduced hugely due to measures pout in place, he called on Kenyans to observe road safety regulations.
While commending media for the role it has played in informing the public, the NTSA DG also called on media to ensure more highlights on Road safety to ensure the public have the information.
“Road safety is a collective responsibility and I must commend the media for the dissemination of information to the public and call upon you to continue educating the public on the same so that we can reduce the road carnage” he said.
This even as NTSA embarks on regulating the rising cases of accidents through defining areas of operation for vehicles across the country.
The Authority is determined to ensure that road accidents drop by over 50 percent through road safety education.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui with NTSA officials who paid a courtesy call on Friday.

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