Students told to observe road safety as they travel back to school

Students heading back to school after long holiday. File Photo
Learners traveling back to school have been advised to observe road safety to avert endangering their lives and breaking traffic regulations.
This came as the traffic enforcers  mounted campaigns to weed out un-roadworthy motor vehicles mostly public service vehicles (PSV) on the country’s roads to ensure safety ahead of school re-opening and others returning to work after the long holidays.
According to Sossiot Police Station Base Inspector Patrick Leweri, unsuspecting school-going children  fall prey to careless motorists who carry excess passengers thus risking their lives.
“Be warned that the law would not spare anyone found flouting traffic regulations. Drivers or passengers found in over-loaded vehicles will be arrested and charged” Leweri warned.
Speaking to the press in his office, Leweri disclosed that they have embarked an operation to weed out  motor vehicles in poor conditions while at the same time educating the public on road safety measures.
Several commuters were left stranded yesterday when a multi- agency team comprising of National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA)  and Traffic police  staged an operation along Kericho-Kisumu and Kericho -Sondu highways.
Leweri advised parents and teachers to play a key role on the teaching of their children on road safety to avert accidents saying ‘usalama barabarani’ needed a concerted effort across board.
                                                                                                                             -By Ken Lang’at

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