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LAWS OF KENYA

The Traffic acT
Chapter 403

Revised Edition 2009 (1993) Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney General

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CAP. 403

Traffic

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CHAPTER 403 THE TRAFFIC ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
part I – prelImInary Section 1—Short title. 2—Interpretation. 3—Appointment of officers. 4—Classification of vehicles. part II - regIstratIon of VehICles 5—Records of vehicles. 6—Motor vehicles and trailers to be registered. 7—Inspection fee. 8—Owner of vehicle. 9—Change of ownership. 10—No registration of motor vehicles exported or imported unlawfully. 11—Vehicles may be exempted from registration. 12—Vehicles to carry identification plates. 13—Production of registration book. 14—Penalties under this Part. part III - lICensIng of VehICles 15—Motor vehicles and trailers to be licensed. 16—Application for licence. 17—Conditions for issue of licence. 17A—Vehicle inspection certificates. 18—Form of licences. 19—Fees and duration of licences. 20—Licence to be carried on vehicle. 21—Duplicate licences. 22—New licence to be applied for in certain circumstances. 23—Dealer’s general licence. 24—Use of dealer’s general licence. 25—Duration of dealer’s general licence. 26—Cancellation of dealer’s general licence. 27—Dealer’s general licence not to be transferred without authority. 28—Recovery of licence fees by civil process. 29—Penalties under this Part.

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part IV – DrIVIng lICenCes Section 30—Drivers to be licensed. 31—Conditions for granting of driving licence. 32—Provisional driving licence. 33—Driving licence not to be granted to persons under certain ages. 34—Form of application. 35—Issue of driving licences to members of armed forces. 36—Production of driving licence on demand. 37—Form of driving licence. 38—Duplicate licences. 39—Driving tests. 40—Revocation, etc., of driving licences upon application by police. 41—Penalties under this Part. part V – DrIVIng anD other offenCes relatIng to the Use of VehICles on roaDs 42— Speed of motor vehicles. 43—Penalties in relation to speed. 44—Driving under influence of drink. 45—Prohibition of drinking when driving or in charge of public service vehicle. 46—Causing death by driving or obstruction. 47—Reckless driving. 48—Power to convict for reckless or dangerous driving on trial for manslaughter or for causing death by driving or obstruction. 49—Careless driving. 50—Warning to be given before prosecution. 51—Only proper fuel to be used in motor vehicles. 52—Signals and signs to be obeyed. 52A—Offences relating to parking bays and areas where no charges are made. 52B—Parking of vehicles carrying explosives, petroleum, etc. 53—Obstruction. 54—Racing, pacemaking and trial of speed. 55—Condition of vehicles. 56—Limitation of loads. 57—Exemptions. 58—Penalty for improper condition or overloading. 59—Obstructing driver of motor vehicle. 60—Restrictions on pillion riding. 61—Riding in dangerous position. 62—Restrictions on persons being towed. 63—Causing damage to motor vehicle. 64—Tampering with motor vehicle. 65—Taking motor vehicle without consent. 66—Unattended motor vehicles. 66A – Maximum driving hours. 66B – Disqualification on third endorsement in three years.

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Section 67 – Penalties under this Part. part VI – regUlatIon of traffIC 68 – Highway Code. 69 – Power to regulate traffic. 70 – Traffic signs. 71 – Closure of roads. 72 – Injury to bridges. part VIa – DesIgnateD parkIng plaCes 72A – Power to make by-laws for designated parking places. 72B – Charges for use of designated parking places. 72C – Supplemental provisions regarding excess charges. 72D – Exceptions. 72E – Meters may be taken out of use. 72F – Duty of local authority concerning parking meters. 72G – Offences concerning designated parking places. 72H – Protection of local authority. 72I – Interpretation of...
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