, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has launched a new driving school curriculum aimed at curbing the rising cases of road carnage in the country.
The new curriculum that will be adopted by all driving schools by the end of the year, aims to professionalise the driving career as a way of ensuring less fatalities in the country as a result of poor driving skills.
NTSA Director General Francis Meja termed the new curriculum as a major milestone in the ongoing efforts aimed at reducing fatalities along Kenyan roads.
NTSA Chairman Lee Kinyanjui stated that NTSA is also set to work with the Interior Ministry to ensure that traffic police officers also get refresher courses as part of the new curriculum.
The new driving school curriculum will come into effect by December this year.
And even though the curriculum does not put an age limit on drivers, those above 60 will have to submit a medical report to the agency every year to ascertain their health.
In the curriculum, all drivers will be required to go back to driving schools for a full course after every 10 years.
According to NTSA, the modules provide requirements for commercial and heavy machinery drivers.