Instant traffic fines: Traffic regulators in Kenya are now free to introduce instant fines for minor traffic offences after the High Court dismissed a suit seeking to block the penalties ranging from Sh. 500 to Sh. 10,000. The fines will be as follows:

1. Driving a vehicle that does have identification plates affixed or if they’ve been placed incorrectly – Ksh. 10,000

2. Driving on or through a pedestrian walkway or pavement – Ksh. 5,000

3. Causing obstruction on the road with your vehicle in a manner that inconveniences other motorists or prevents flow of traffic – Ksh. 10,000

4.Failure of a driver to obey traffic signs – Ksh. 3,000

5. Failure of a driver to stop when asked to do so by a police officer in uniform – Ksh. 5,000

6. Driving without a valid driving licence that corresponds to the class of the vehicle being driven – Ksh. 7,000

7.Failure to renew a driving licence -Ksh. 1,000

8. Failure to produce a driving licence on demand – Ksh. 1,000

9.Driving while using a mobile phone – Ksh. 2,000

10.Learner failing to exhibit ‘L’ plates on front and rear of the vehicle – Ksh. 1,000

12. Failure of a vehicle to carry lifesavers – Ksh. 2,000

13. Failure to display lifesavers in the case where any part of the vehicle remains on the road in a position to obstruct or cause obstruction – Ksh. 3,000

14. Failure of vehicle to have seat belts – Ksh. 10,000 for every seat that doesn’t have a seat belt or if the the seat belts are not of the proper standard.

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15. Failure to wear a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion -Ksh. 500

16. Driving a PSV while being unqualified -Ksh. 7,000

17. The driver of the PSV who lets an unauthorized person drive – Ksh. 5,000

18. An unlicensed individual acting as the conductor or driver of the PSV – Ksh. 5,000

19. PSV picking and dropping passengers at areas that are not the designated bus stops – Ksh. 1,000

20. Failure to fit prescribed speed governors in vehicles – Ksh. 10,000

21. Travelling with a part of the body outside a moving vehicle – Ksh. 1,000

22. Touting – Ksh. 3,000

23. Motorcycle rider riding without protective gear -Ksh. 1,000

24. Motorcycle passenger riding without protective gear – Ksh. 1,000

25. Rider of a motorcycle carrying more than one passenger – Ksh. 1,000

26. Failure to keep seat belts in a clean and wearable condition – Ksh. 500

For speeding, the fines are as follows:

Exceeding the speed limit as prescribed to the class of the vehicle by;

  • 1-5 kph: Ksh. 500
  • 6-10 kph: Ksh. 3,000
  • 11-15 kph: Ksh. 6,000
  • 16-20 kph: Ksh. 10,000

Exceeding the speed limit shown on a traffic sign by;

  • 1-5 kph: Ksh. 500
  • 6-10 kph: Ksh. 3,000
  • 11-15 kph: Ksh. 6,000
  • 16-20 kph: Ksh. 10,000

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