The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the National Police Service (NPS) have jointly launched a road safety campaign in the coast region to check on drivers going against the law.

The operation THAT started this week and is expected to run through the festive season as it is the time when the country experiences booming holiday and commercial activities. 

NTSA Coast Regional Manager Eva Nyawira and the Coast Regional Police Commander Gabriel Musau speaking at Uhuru na Kazi building in Mombasa, said there is a need to enhance road safety campaign during the December and New year holidays.

They said that the purpose of the campaign was to reduce the number of accidents and provide a safer environment for all road users.

“We would like to remind all and sundry that road safety is everyone’s responsibility and road users should simply abide by the road rules,” they said.

They have called on drivers to be courteous and show tolerance to other road users such as motorcyclists and pedestrians to ensure that everyone reaches his or her destination safely.

“We have to share our roads and what that means is that drivers should always be courteous and observe speed limits for their own safety and the safety of others,” they added.

They added that a multi-agency team will be encouraging road users to adopt safer driving behaviours.

The two confirmed police officers will mount checkpoints to crack down on drunk driving, distracted driving and speeding.

Members of the public have been urged to work closely with the police and follow the law.