NTSA to review PSV drivers age limit

The scene of the accident on Wednesday in which 56 people.were killed./COURTESY
The scene of the accident on Wednesday in which 56 people.were killed./COURTESY

The National Transport and Safety Authority will review the age limit for PSV drivers.

Currently, there is no age limit for drivers.

Director general Francis Meja on Thursday said the authority is shocked that the driver of the ill-fated bus that killed 56 people on Wednesday was 72 years old.

"We are surprised that a driver with such age has a lot of experience on the road, what happened now begs the question as to whether a time has come for us to review the age limit for PSV drivers," he said.

On January 2018, NTSA

introduced a new curriculum for driving schools and proposed new transport laws.

The authority

said driving licences are to be renewed every year for a period of nine years.

In the 10th year, license holders will repeat the training and examination.

Drivers above 60 years will take an annual medical fitness report before their licenses are renewed.

Meja also dismissed claims that the issuance for the bus involved in the

Ternan crash

had expired.

He said the license was due to expire on October 19.

Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said police officers who neglected their duty in arresting the bus will be punished,

He

said at a press conference

on Thursday that

county commanders have the responsibility of enforcing traffic laws in their area of jurisdiction.

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