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NTSA new rules on vehicle inspections

03, May 2016

New draft rules released by the National Transport Safety Authority, NTSA, are seeking to carry out inspection on all private vehicles every two years and every year for commercial vehicles. According to a local daily the draft regulations require all commercial vehicles, public service vehicles and school buses shall undergo a pre-registration inspection before registration and an annual periodic motor vehicle inspection. The inspection is to cover motorcycles, three wheelers and trailers. Motorcyclists will pay 1,300 shillings for the inspection, three wheeler operators 2,600 shillings while private car owners will pay between 2,600 and 3,900 shillings for the checks depending on the vehicle engine capacity. Areas of interest for the inspection include shock absorbers, tyres, headlights, battery life, indicators, brakes and seatbelts among others. Currently there are over two million vehicles in the country