Driving Schools

It is with great concern that I have noticed that most driving schools in our country do not offer some vital yet basic driving lessons to their students.

I am yet to come across a school that teaches:

1.Night driving techniques
2.Long distance driving techniques

That is why most drivers who are used to driving in urban roads within towns always have a hard time when driving over a long distance and especially at night.

Many a lives could be saved by this and occurrences of road accidents reduced.


What they need are defensive driving courses.
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It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general guidelines, such as following the assured clear distance ahead and two second rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.

And as an incentive insurance companies should be giving discounts for drivers who have such training.


If only this could be actualized.

  1. Rainy night driving.

Adverse weather driving.

This includes muddy terrain, slippery tarmac and foggy/misty places

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The only risky driving I know of is when chauffeured through snow and ice on asphalt heading to the alps. Locally 100km or beyond a jet or chopper does it.


Kwanza hii ya matope, given the state of most of our rural roads.

It’s available.



Sawa bwana mheshimiwa. For some of us the rubber meets the road.

I just googled out of curiosity and it’s actually offered in Kenya
But the cost wololo.

This guy is very aggressive. I rode in his rally car once in Athi River. But he had nice driving tips. His school is near old KQ hangar.

This should be offered as basic training. Why cough up so much money for basic road survival skills that driving dchools should be offering.

Then the costs will go up.

A place like Garissa where it hardly rains itabidi waje Kenya to a place kama Burnt Forest they train there au Kinangop wapambane na matope.

Vitu zingine one learns through experience.

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They don’t insure drivers, they insure a vehicle which can be driven by anyone.

…plus auto FWD cars are very poor in mud.

Add fog to the mix.

Once got stuck in DUST huko Maasai Mara no one would come to assist given the amount of dust we were blowing up, eventually towed out. I’d rather be stuck in mud than dust

Which is the best driving school to attend in Nairobi?

Driving Simulation games…I think they can be of help.

Grease the palms of instructor with some kshs and get a Chance to floor a “nganya”
I do it all the times.am addicted to Isuzu nqr’s npr’s and Mitsubishi canter…all of them trucks

Thanks for stating the obvious. Now correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t the insurance company take into consideration the driving record or driving experience of the individual that’s seeking the insurance coverage for their car? The discount for trained drivers that I was talking about is offered in other countries and from the website I posted it looks like it’s offered in Kenya too.

Route 11ner detected.

No they don’t. Insurers don’t even ask for the DL of the car-owner, or anyone for that matter. Insurance premiums are discounted every year if no claim is made over the past period. Now you know, madam smartass.

And I didn’t crick that rink.