Summary of the Traffic amendment Bill, 2014-Revised

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Summary of the Traffic amendment Bill, 2014-Revised

The Traffic Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Traffic Act, Cap 403 Laws of Kenya, by introducing safety measures and enforcement mechanisms in furtherance of the achievement of said objectives. It seeks to be enacted by the National Assembly and cited as the Traffic Act 2014, coming into operation thirty days after its publication in the Gazette.
The Bill seeks to amend several sections of the Cap 403 which include inter alia;

  1.  An amendment of section 42 of the principal Act (Cap 403). This amendment seeks to introduce a new subsection 3A and 3B immediately after section (3). These sections will seek to;
    •  3(A) will seek to establish a speed restriction of a speed not exceeding thirty kilometres per hour on persons operating vehicles within the precincts of or any roads leading to;
      •  Nursery school, primary and secondary schools
      •  Sections on roads used by children to access learning institutions
    •  3 (B) (1) will seek to place a duty on the Highway Authority and/or the respective County Government to establish Speed calming measures and safety features by;
      •  Erecting and maintaining signs to notify drivers of the zones mentioned at 3A and the expected speed limits.
      •  Erect, construct and maintain speed limiting road designs such as speed bumps, road rumble strips and/or traffic circles at areas designated in 3A.
      • Establish crossing zones on section of a designated road where forward visibility is short and notice of the road users of such shortage.
      •  Ensure that traffic routes in the vicinity of the designated zones are maintained with safety features that include but are not limited to wide pavements, footpaths, cycle-tracks, roadside barriers, pedestrian crossings and underpasses and footbridges with appropriate signs and markings.
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