Proposed vehicle inspection regulations faulted by PSV operators

Public transport service vehicle operators in Garissa County have faulted the proposed motor vehicle inspection regulations saying they are prone to abuse.

In the proposed regulations, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) wants to decentralize inspection centres by engaging private entities to conduct vehicle inspections on its behalf.

In the regulation, NTSA proposes that inspection centre licenses that cover 3 years to go for Ksh 500,000 shillings.

It also proposes to license privately owned vehicle inspection centres to conduct inspection tests on its behalf in a fee shared arrangement between the authority and private operators.

A section of matatu operators expressing their dissatisfaction with the proposed regulations said if implemented it could lead to corruption on the roads.

Speaking during a public participation forum on the draft motor vehicle inspection regulations, Hassan Hussein a tuktuk operator said the regulations could lock out youth from employment.

However, Francis Mwongo a board member with NTSA says the authority will include the views of the motorists for consideration.


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