By Spy Uganda
According to Uganda Police-Traffic Directorate spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, a total of 355 accidents occurred during last week and out of these, 52 accidents were fatal, 201 were serious and 102 were minor.
She says in the same week there were 328 accident victims and out of these, 60 people died and 268 sustained injuries.
From 15th May 2022 to 21st May 2022, a total of 341 accidents occurred and out of these, 59 were fatal, 185 were serious and 97 were minor. These accidents involved 325 accident victims and out of these 68 people died and 257 sustained injuries.
”The boda boda riders using the northern by pass are reminded to avoid using the upper road of the bypass this puts them at a high risk in case of an accident and the ladies using boda bodas should seat up right facing the rider instead of sideways,” says Nampiima adding;
”We call upon the community to involve themselves in road safety we are distributing the toll free line stickers are to be displayed at all times in all PSVS [taxi, coasters and buses] on our roads and the public is urged to use these toll free lines to report any traffic incidents together we can fight road crashes.”
She cautions truck drivers that the license they operate under doesn’t permit them to carry people and therefore they should stop with immediate effect to ferry people on trucks.
”We advise those transporting market vendors that the goods should be transported separately and the vendors should use psv to be transported to their market places avoid carrying them on the same truck with their goods any driver found violating the law will be arrested and taken to court,” adds Nampiima.