Ntsa to Revoke PSV Licenses Over Speeding, Faulty Governors

The licenses of PSVs whose drivers are found speeding, and which have dysfunctional speed limiters will be revoked, the National Transport and Safety Authority has said.

Random checks, aimed at impounding at least 100 unroadworthy vehicles a month, will take place from August to October, said NTSA director general Francis Meja.

“We have discovered that PSVs seem to be removing their governors and not replacing spoiled ones on purpose,” he told the Star on phone on Monday.

He said the aim is to prevent deaths through accidents.

Over a weekend in April, at least 40 vehicles were impounded by NTSA officials on the Kericho-Nakuru highway.

Thirty were impounded for speeding and 10 for violating other traffic rules.

NTSA official in charge of the operation Bonny Otieno said statistics show most accidents are a result of speeding.