The National Transport and Safety Authority has sent a reminder to the general public, motorists and all other road users to be extra vigilant, patient and cognizant of other road users.
NTSA in their statement said that road traffic crashes tend to increase during the festive season, majority occurring mostly at hazardous zones or blackspots.
“Majority of these crashes are attributable to human behavior. Drivers have a great responsibility in preventing road traffic crashes by observing basic traffic rules.” reads statement in part
December being a festive season, NTSA says that in this period it is usually characterized by high volume of traffic as people travel to various destinations for the festivities.
It also coincides with the period when most parts of the country are experiencing heavy rains presenting potentially dangerous conditions for road users.
To address rising road traffic crashes in the country, the government launched enhanced enforcement in November 2018.
Since commencement of the exercise, approximately two hundred and ten (210) driver licenses have been suspended.
NTSA added that these drivers, charged with various offences relating to violation of traffic rules and regulations will be required to undergo Refresher Training and re-testing before being allowed to drive again.
They also declared their plan to intensify efforts to wipe out all Drivers failing to observe traffic laws by revoking their licenses.
Drivers and Kenyans in general have been urged to take caution during this period to ensure that safety on the roads is maintained.