Key provisions of the Kenyan Traffic Act

The Traffic Act of Kenya is a legislation that regulates traffic and road use in Kenya. It sets out rules and regulations for the use of roads and highways, and establishes penalties for those who violate these rules. The Act covers a wide range of topics, including the licensing of drivers and vehicles, the use of highways and roads by different types of vehicles, and the duties of drivers and other road users.

Here are some key provisions of the Traffic Act:

  • All drivers must be licensed, and all vehicles must be registered and have valid insurance.
  • Drivers must obey traffic signals and signs, and must not exceed the posted speed limits.
  • Drivers must yield to pedestrians and give way to other vehicles when required.
  • Drivers must not drink and drive, or use drugs while operating a vehicle.
  • Drivers must use their headlights at night, and must not use their cellphones while driving.
  • Drivers must not drive recklessly or carelessly, and must not cause accidents through their actions.

Violations of the Traffic Act can result in fines, points on a driver’s license, or even the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. In serious cases, violators may be subject to imprisonment. It is important for all road users in Kenya to familiarize themselves with the Traffic Act and to follow its provisions in order to ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.

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