Truck drivers say other motorists behave badly, cause crashes

Long distance truck drivers transporting heavy loads along the Northern Corridor say they want other motorists forced to adhere to road traffic rules to avoid accidents.

They say private car motorists are notorious for overlapping and sometimes blocking their movement.

“These motorists don’t have courtesy because they can see the load is wide but they get into the way of the escort vehicles forcing us to stop,” said John Njoroge, who has been on the road since December 13 last year.

He is transporting a beer tank from Mombasa to Mbarara in Uganda, which was offloaded at the port of Mombasa on October 19 last year but could not leave the city due to political uncertainty.