66 people perished in October road accidents


KAMPALA– Farida Nampiima the Spokesperson for the directorate of Traffic and Road safety has revealed that a total of 363 accidents were registered from 31st October 2021 to 06th November 2021.

While addressing Media at Uganda police headquarters Naguru, Nampiima said that of these, 66 people died and 249 people were injured in the whole country.

She warned drivers who have stubbornly continued to abuse the traffic laws by driving beyond the prescribed speed, reckless riding of motorcycles, drunken driving, vehicle defects among others in Kampala areas and other major routes.

She added that Kampala metropolitan police Traffic conducted operations last week on motor cyclists who have fixed their registration plates not in a prescribed manner or are obscured. 

During this operation a total number a total number  of 1,394 motorcycles were  impounded of which 624 were issued with EPS, 289 warned, 186 taken to court and charged.

Nampiima further said the same operation is to be rolled out country wide with effect from today 8th November 2021.  

“The public is reminded that these operations are continuing and we advise all riders to fix their number plates in a prescribed manner to avoid inconveniences.”- she added.

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