Motorists whose vehicles will be involved in accidents or stalled on the roads will have an hour to remove them.
Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen such vehicles lead to more accidents.
He also said a high number of road crashes occur at night due to poor visibility.
“Motor vehicle owners must move with speed to remove stalled vehicles within one hour of an incident, and ensure proper signs are placed at safe distances on the road to warn approaching motorists,” he said.
He also urged motorists, especially those driving heavy commercial vehicles and public service vehicles operating at night to implement measures that will enhance visibility.
This includes proper positioning of signage like triangles, chevrons, and retro-reflective.
The CS instructed Kenya National Highways Authority, (KeNHA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) to heighten surveillance on the roads and ensure all stalled vehicles are towed within one hour to enable a smooth flow of traffic.
“If your car is involved in an accident please move with speed and remove it for the safety of others,” he said.
He made the remarks at a joint press conference at Harambee House with his interior counterpart Kithure Kindiki.
He said more than 4,432 people have so far been killed in road accidents in Kenya this year.
This is a three percent increase as compared to the 4,271 that had died by November 15, 2021.
He said a high number of road carnage results from avoidable human factors including driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, dangerous overtaking, fatigue, and ignoring traffic lights and signs among others.
“It is imperative for all road users to observe traffic rules and reduce road carnage which has in the past been rampant during this season.”
Murkomen said the government has stepped up efforts to reduce the trend by adopting a multi-pronged strategy that entails public awareness and enforcement.