The model town board is one of three main tools of the trade for driving schools and test centres in Kenya, the other two being the special “Learner” car or truck and the road sign charts. Instructors use the board to pull together all the separate pieces of knowledge that learners are expected to master. Examiners use it during the theory test to help determine whether a student may proceed to the practical test on the actual road. You should therefore master it in order to have a chance of passing the test and eventually driving down the road legally. Continue reading
The Kenyan driving test consists of two parts. In the theory part, you need to show your knowledge of the fundamental driving rules, road signs, model town, and motor vehicle instruments and controls. During the practical test, you go out on the road with an examiner, put your driving theory to work and demonstrate your skillful and disciplined road behavior.
You should, of course, be prepared to answer any question from the curriculum. In actual practice, to help ease your anxiety, we have assembled here 7 key areas that are tested most frequently: Continue reading
When you register for your driving test, you need to provide your address. This is where NTSA will mail your new driving license. Kenyan residents have four standard choices for delivery points. In this article, we introduce a new, far superior, personal option.
First the common approach: Continue reading
Kenya’s driving test can be a source of great anxiety for learners. Fortunately most will only need to endure it once in their life time. Still, actual events of the day of the test are markedly mysterious. Here is the recent experience of a learner who used one of the largest and most visible driving schools in Nairobi. Continue reading
The main purpose of road signs, traffic lights and highway surface markings is to regulate the flow of traffic on public roads so as to assure the safe and orderly sharing of our roads by all users.
So, what are the 6 most-flouted road signs in Kenya and their meanings? Our (admittedly unscientific) observation around the main cities and towns in Kenya reveal the following:
How well do you know the road signs of Kenya? Can you list them? Describe them? Have you mastered the Golden Rule? The meanings of the marks painted on the roadways and pavements? According to one study, 80% of drivers rate themselves as above average — a statistical impossibility. Practice tests and sample questions can help you confirm your level of preparedness.
The Kenyan driving test provides opportunities for you to demonstrate your knowledge of:
- the road signs of Kenya and their meanings
- the rules of the road and how to share the road with other users
- your practical ability to drive a vehicle safely, in accordance with the law, and with consideration for other road users
Most cars these days come equipped with automatic transmissions. This innovation eliminates a common challenge for new drivers — the need to manipulate the clutch pedal and manual gear shift to manage engine revs and avoid stalling as the car drives at varying speeds. Kenyan student drivers however must learn how to drive cars equipped with manual transmission as these are the vehicles used for the official tests. Stalling the test vehicle or failing to take off smoothly from a start, or failing to change gears smoothly can be grounds for failing the Kenyan driving test.