NTSA buys cameras to monitor speeding night drivers
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced plans to purchase mobile night vision speed cameras, moving closer to putting motorists under 24-hour surveillance on Kenyan roads.
NTSA made its intentions known through a tender it has floated for the supply of 30 gadgets, which are capable of monitoring vehicle speeds during the day or night and in all weather conditions.
Currently, the agency only has day speed monitoring cameras that have rendered it unable to catch speeding cars at night.
Official road carnage data shows that night driving accounts for the majority of fatal accidents on Kenyan roads, mostly from speeding.
“We’ve been having a challenge because we are not able to detect speeding in the dark,” NTSA director-general Francis Meja said.
NTSA data shows that the majority of accidents happen between 7 p.m and 10 p.m.
Mr Meja said the initial batch of night speed cameras will be spread out to high risk roads, including the Northern Corridor that stretches from Mombasa to Malaba, the Nairobi-Narok-Bomet road, Thika Road and Mombasa Road.
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