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NTSA orders re-validation of driving schools’ licenses within 14 days

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), has ordered driving schools to re-validate their licenses within 14 days.

Through a notice in the newspaper, the authority said the move is aimed at accessing compliance with the traffic driving school rules.

“The exercise is further intended to weed out driving schools operating without meeting the set requirements,” read part of the notice.

Driving school have also been advised to use NTSA website and fill a re-validation form. The completed form must be submitted to any NTSA offices within the country within 14 days effective from April 30.

Driving schools with different branches are separate entities and must, therefore, complete the form in their individual capacities.

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“Driving schools will be held responsible for any misinformation provided. Failure to submit the duly completed form within the stipulated time frame will lead to action being taken without further reference to the driving schools,” reads the notice.

The move comes days after interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i met the NTSA board and announced that the schools have until  July 1 to re-validate their licenses.

“If by then they don’t have the new generation license, which means they have been re-validated, they will consider themselves closed. The process will be stringent and stiff. They will have to be physically inspected by NTSA inspectors together with the police before they can be allowed to continue holding their licenses to train our drivers,” Matiang’i said.