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Motorists Association of Kenya

P.O BOX 8120-00200

Tel: 0723 779950

Email:

info@motoristassociationofkenya.com

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Update on matters affecting you as a motorist.

In the recent past, you who drive may have been wondering where the many changing policies in transport are taking us with burning questions on matters which affects our daily motoring lives. Fuel prices have risen to hit Sh112.20 super petrol, diesel at Sh103.25 per litre as July August 2018 review. ERC says you have been using adulterated fuel even from respected outlets. In their crackdown on adulteration of fuel they ‘discovered’ so many dingy yards where the vice takes place. The bad fuel for a long time has damaged our vehicles and the environment. We hoped the discovery of oil would make the commodity affordable. Curiously during the general election campaign, the pump prices were stable but rose steadily thereafter. Economists believe prices above Ksh 100 per litre are bad for motorists and economy in general.

Roads

Salgaa Black Spot is now under construction. MAK lobbied hard for the redesigning of the section of road which has claimed so many lives. Indeed most of the fatalities in the country are due to poor road design. Black spots are bad roads sections. The issue of easily breaking guardrails calls for a change of design of these metallic rails which instead of guarding lives they ironically cause deaths. County Government officials have been among victims of the rails going through vehicles after breaking at the weak bolt joints. Motorists should demand from their area elected leaders for better roads. Graders and sealing of potholes should be ongoing works unlike is the case now, where the machines are seen only in the election year. Outering road was built badly in terms of pedestrian crossing, bus bay and Non-Motorised Traffic is concerned. Allsop's bottleneck is another section that needs redesigning.

Road Accidents

Schools buses road crashes have left parents worrying of what is going on. The buses which recently were painted yellow are easy to detect competing in careless driving with wayward PSVs. Standards for carrying school children in the civilized world are so high that injuries leave alone deaths are rare. Painting buses yellow alone does not make them meet these standards. Bus design in Kenya is a big lie since they are built on lorry chassis compromising the centre of gravity and their weak bodies rip apart even during slight impacts. School bus drivers need special training which is not the case in the country. Killing innocent children by uncaring adults bestowed with care responsibility is inadmissible.

New Driving Licence

At last the red booklet has been replaced by digital licence sold by NTSA at Ksh 3050. The new look licence is available for drivers wishing to renew their licenses and those seeking duplicates after loss or defacing. The smart cards will store data for traffic offence profiles, which will be used to pay government bills after preloading connected to E-Citizen. After a repeat traffic offender reaches a certain amount of demerit points the licenses could be suspended for varying time depending on the severity of the offences according to NTSA notices. Also, insurance companies could be interested in the repeated offenders.

City Driving Indiscipline has extended traffic gridlocks to country roads.

Driving to the countryside during holidays and busy weekends is no longer the yearned for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city where overlapping and driving towards oncoming traffic does not startle the traffic policeman. The countryside driving has slowly turned into a nightmare. Motorists are spending nights in traffic gridlocks along notorious Mai Mahiu section, Kinale along Naivasha Nairobi Road, Kambiti along Kenol Nyeri highway, and Mombasa Road at Konza among other spots. The situation is caused by impatient drivers who drive towards oncoming traffic to jump slow snarl up traffic. Doing so from both sides stops any movement. The government ministry of transport and infrastructure is equally to blame for failing to upgrade these important highways to dual standards. Vehicles number has increased exponentially but the authorities cannot claim not to have seen it coming since they collect import duties from all the new units. It is the failure to plan ahead.

Mombasa Nairobi Expressway

A US-based company Bechtel has been contracted by Kenya National Highway Authority KENHA to do a dual carriage Toll Road from Mombasa to Nairobi. The 473 Kilometre road will be built away from the existing highway giving motorists a choice on which road to use. The road will be restricted expressway, the first of its kind in Kenya.

Motorist Association of Kenya Activities

MAK windscreen member identification stickers have continued to help us from undue harassment from wayward enforcers as those who have them are more enlightened on their driver rights. The badge identifies with strict traffic directions and regulations under most of which are directed by an interagency of state and non-state players under NCAJ. The office urges those with stickers yet to be operationalized, to do so to continue enjoying the membership status. Among the benefits of an activated sticker are - legal advice & representation, good corporate image, regular newsletter updates on safe motoring tips, free listing guide among others.

The office would like to bring attention to those with MAK un-operationalized stickers to activate them. Old stickers are replaced upon request.

To get new stickers you just need to register with an amount of your choice in the margin of Ksh 200 300 500 and 1000, the ordinary subscription notwithstanding. You can also get your sticker by participating in any of MAK activities, sponsoring or when you buy MAK products i.e. Motorists’ Guide (Know Your Driver Rights & Responsibilities), car litter bin or other listed products. This category is issued with the representation sticker B.

The usual registration is ongoing. To facilitate the activity you need to fill the attached form and pay through Till no.992288. Upon regularization, to membership status, a member receives a representation sticker, member card, legal representation card, a free Listing Guide, Newsletter updates et al

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Our Contacts

Motorists Association of Kenya

P.O BOX 8120-00200

Tel: 0723 779950

Email: info@motoristassociationofkenya.com

Web: www.motoristassociationofkenya.com

 

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