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Traffic offenses and their fines in Kenya

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Below as some of the Traffic Offenses and their fines in Kenya.

Rule 12(1)(b) – Learner driving without “L” plates on the front and rear – Fine Kshs 1,000.

Rule 130C(1) and (3) – Individuals driving a PSV vehicle without being the designated driver – Kshs 5,000.

Rule 22A(1) and (2) – Failure by the owner of the vehicle to have seat belts in the motor vehicle – Kshs 1,000 per seat.

Rule 22A(5) and (6) – PSV conductor’s failure to keep seat belts in a clean, dry and generally wearable condition – Kshs 500.

Section 53(1) and 67 – Causing obstruction by allowing a vehicle to remain in any position on the road so as to obstruct or cause inconvenience or to other motorists using the road- Kshs 10,000.

Section 53(3) and (4) – Failure to display reflective triangles or lifesavers in cases where any part of the vehicle remains on the road in a position so as to obstruct or cause obstruction-Kshs 3,000.

Section 45A(1) and (2) – Driving on or through pavement or a pedestrian walkway- Kshs 5,000.

Section 52(1)(a) and 52(2) – Failure of a driver to obey any directions given, whether verbally or by signal, by a police officer in uniform, in the execution of their duty- Kshs 3,000.

Section 52(1)(b) and (2) – Failure of a driver to conform to the indications given by any traffic sign- Kshs 3,000.

Section 52(1)(c) and (2) – Failure of a driver to stop when required to do so by a police officer in uniform- Kshs 5,000.

Rule 25 – Failure of a vehicle to carry warning signs (lifesavers) – Kshs 2,000.

Rule 41A – Failure to fit the prescribed speed governor in PSV and Commercial Vehicles – Kshs 10,000.

Section 60(1) and 60(2) – Driver of a motorcycle carrying more than one pillion passenger-Kshs 1,000.

Section 90(2)(a) and 94 – Driving a vehicle on a footpath Kshs-5,000.

Section 90(2)(c) and 94 – Pedestrian willfully obstructing the free passage of vehicles- Kshs 500.

Section 98(1) and 104 – Unlicensed people driving or acting as the conductor of a PSV- Kshs 5,000.

Section 98(1) and 104 – Owner or operator of PSV employing an unlicensed PSV driver or conductor- Kshs 10,000.

Rule 54A – A person driving or operating a PSV with tinted windows or windscreen – Kshs 2,000.

Rule 56(1), (2) – Failure of a PSV to carry functional re extinguishers and re kits – Kshs 2,000

Rule 59A(1) – Driver using a mobile phone while the vehicle is in motion – Kshs 2,000.

Rule 65(f) and 72 – The driver of a motor omnibus or matatu picking or setting down passengers in a place that is not authorized as a bus stop or terminal – Kshs 3,000.

Rule 68(1)(x) and 72 – A passenger alighting or boarding any omnibus or matatu at a place which is not authorized as a bus stop or terminal – Kshs1,000.

Rule 80 – Travelling with part of the body outside a moving vehicle. it guarantees a fine – Kshs 1,000.

Now this is CRITICAL:
Section 101(2) – Failure of the conductor to refund the fare for the incomplete portion of the journey for which full fare has been paid- Kshs 5,000.

Section 103(1) and (2) – Touting- Kshs 3,000.

Section 103A(1) and (7) – Failure of a PSV driver or conductor to wear the special badge and uniform- Kshs 2,000.

Section 103B(1) and (7) – Motorcycle rider riding without protective gear- Kshs 1,000.

Section 103B(1) and (7) – Motorcycle passenger riding without protective gear- Kshs 1,000.

Section 12(1) and 14 Rule 7 of Traffic Rules – Driving without identification plates or plates not fixed in the prescribed manner – Kshs 10,000.

Section 130C (1) and (3) – The driver of a PSV driver who lets an unauthorized person drive – Kshs 5,000.

Section 16(2) and 17A(3) – Driving a vehicle without a valid inspection certificate inspected – Kshs 10,000.

Section 22A(3) and (4) – Failure to wear a seat belt while the motor vehicle is in motion – Kshs 500.

Section 30(1) and (7) – Driving without a valid driving license endorsement in respect of the class of vehicle – Kshs 7,000.

Section 30(4) and 41 – Failure to renew a driving license – Kshs 1,000.

Section 33(c) and 41 – Driving a PSV while unqualified – Kshs 7,000.

Section 16(2) and 17A(3) – Driving a vehicle without a valid inspection certificate inspected – Kshs 10,000.

Section 22A(3) and (4) – Failure to wear a seat belt while the motor vehicle is in motion – Kshs 500.

Section 36(1) and (3) – Failing to carry and produce a driving license on demand – Kshs 1,000.

Section 42(1) – Exceeding speed limit prescribed for the class of vehicle by 6-10kph – Kshs 3,000.

Section 42(1) – Exceeding speed limit prescribed for the class of vehicle by 11-15kph – Kshs 6,000.

Section 42(1) – Exceeding speed limit prescribed for the class of vehicle by 16-20kph – Kshs 10,000.

Section 42(1) – Exceeding speed limit prescribed for the class of vehicle by 1-5 kph – Kshs 500.


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