By Spy Uganda
According to the figures released by Traffic Police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, Uganda recorded 72 deaths on its roads during the Easter week.
While addressing journalists at police headquarters, Nampiima said that a total of 342 accidents occurred during the Easter period, and of these, 64 were fatal, 167 were serious, and 111 were minor.
“There were 309 accident victims during this period, and of these, 72 people died and 237 sustained injuries,” Nampiima said.
Nampiima further revealed that a total of 9,278 traffic offenders were arrested and issued EPS tickets for various traffic offences at various checkpoints in the whole country from 10th to 18th April 2022.
“Among these are reckless driving, 1,868, DMCs, 1,869, invalid driving license 820, speeding, 343, not wearing seat belts, 751, riding m/c without wearing a crash helmet, 520, carrying more than one passenger on the motorcycle, 142, among others,” she said.
She warned that all those operating private vehicles and station wagons (drones) to offer public transport without license must stop immediately.
“As you are aware section 105 of the traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 [as amended 2020] makes it an offence to use a vehicle for the carriage of passengers or goods for hire or reward when not licensed to do so or in breach of license and on conviction a fine of not less than fifteen currency points ( 300,000) and not exceeding one hundred currency points (2,000,000) or imprisonment not exceeding year or both.” she cautioned.