The rampant cases of road carnage in Kenya are a point of concern. Statistics in Kenya show that over 2000 deaths had been recorded as at the end of September 2013 in Kenya. Most of the fatalities are recorded among pedestrians and passengers in Kenya. These numbers are deeply alarming.
Most of these accidents on our Kenyan roads are caused by reckless drivers who do not mind the safety of the passengers on board. Over speeding is yet another cause of most accidents in Kenya. With speeds above 120km/ hour the driver can very easily lose control of the car. A feature was recently shown on one of the local Kenyan national television stations about the rogue motorists who bribe their way into acquiring a valid driving license in Kenya. These very inexperienced drivers will in turn cause accidents on our Kenya roads causing deaths and injuries to innocent Kenyans.
For one to acquire a valid driving license in Kenya, they should have undergone training from a recognized driving school in Kenya and later on a test at the Traffic Headquarters along Thika road. Traffic Headquarters is located past Utalii Hotel on Thika Superhighway, next to Ruaraka Police Station in Nairobi. Driving lessons take approximately 8-10 weeks in Kenya. Once the driving lessons are complete, driving tests are booked at the Traffic headquarters where police officers assess your driving prowess and issue you with an interim driving license if you prove to have understood the art. Some of the driving schools in Nairobi that offer driving lessons at relatively affordable rates are:
AA driving scools in Kenya
The Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) is the most popular driving school in Kenya. Having branches in most towns all over the country, AA has a diverse and sizeable number of clientele. AA has been in operation in Kenya since 1962. AA driving school has many driving schools in Nairobi. AA has a driving school in Imara Daima, along Catherine Ndereba Road in Nairobi.
The AA driving school can be found on the internet through their website http://aakenya.co.ke/en/services/aa_kenya_driving_schools/aa_kenya_driving_schools.htm
Rocky Driving School in Kenya
Rocky driving school in Kenya is yet another popular driving school in Nairobi. Rocky driving school has a number of branches in Nairobi thus easing up on accessibility. Rocky like AA, has branches in most major towns in Kenya. They are located in Eldoret, Nyeri, Nakuru, Bungoma, Kisii, Mombasa, Embu and even Kisumu. They also have at least 7branches within Nairobi city in Donholm, Embakasi, Athi River, Westlands, Industrial area and Kangemi. In Nairobi town, Rocky Driving School is located along Tom Mboya Street and another Commercial Street near Serengeti House. Rocky Driving school website is http://www.rockyschool.co.ke/about.htm
Heltz Driving School in Kenya
Heltz in a renowned driving school based in Nairobi, with its headquarters in Nairobi town along Tom Mboya Street. Heltz also has at least 10 drivings school branches in Nairobi. These can be found in Umoja estate, Dohnholm estate, Embakasi, Ruaraka, Eastleigh, Westlands, Industrial area and Kayole. Heltz Driving School in Kenya are some of the credible driving schools found in Nairobi. There are over 20 driving schools in Nairobi, but these happen to be the most popular. In Nairobi town, Heltz Driving School is located in various places including on Tom Mboya Street, City Centre , on Ground Floor, Sheikh House, opposite Universal college (Imenti House), near the Odeon Cinema.