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MOTORING: Driving in the rain

Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Do you know the best precautions to take and how to practice safe driving in the wet weather? Here are some tips can add on your list: Before driving: • Make sure all vehicle lights are working properly: headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, …

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Safe Boda in a new campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s motorcycle hailing firm, SafeBoda, has unveiled a new year-long campaign dubbed YourCityRide aimed at encouraging people to go out and discover the best of Kampala City. The campaign will feature among others, city tour, street food festival and a boda themed street fashion …

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Opting out of A-Level

More students are joining technical institutions, many more might be simply falling off Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A growing number of students is increasingly opting out of Advanced Level education stirring mixed reactions amongst educationists and officials at the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), The Independent reveals. Speaking during …

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Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Japanese car giant Toyota announced Monday that it will stop selling diesel cars in Europe, beginning the phase-out this year. “Diesel will be phased out in our passenger cars in 2018,” Johan van Zyl, president of Toyota Motor Europe, said in Geneva, where Europe’s first …

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Cameroon bans nighttime driving in restive southwest

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Drivers in one of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking provinces have been banned from driving at night for a month, as tensions run high between government forces and separatists. Vehicles in five of the Southwest Region’s six districts are not allowed on the road between 7:00 pm …

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MOTORING: Hands-free phone use while driving

How safe is that? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Under the Traffic and Road Safety (Restriction of Use of Mobile Telephones) Regulations, 2004, the use of mobile telephone while driving is restricted and punishable by law in Uganda. Under the regulation, a person shall not—(a) while driving a motor vehicle, use …

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MOTORING: When stuck in traffic jam

Does turning off engine really save fuel or merely damage engine? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | After the cost of petrol inched closer to the Shs4000 a litre recently, many motorists are concentrating on fuel saving ways. Many are wondering whether it doesn’t make sense to turn off the engine …

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