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The unexpected toll of traffic accidents

When undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during a crash or accident, you’re often immobile Kampala, Uganda | HENRY DDUNGU | High rates of road accidents are a devastatingly common issue across Africa which records the highest number of road traffic incidents in the world, every year. The WHO has ranked Uganda …

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Gaba road on list of top Kampala drink-driving hotspots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police has named roads where you have high chances of being crashed by a drunk- driver in the Kampala metropolitan area. The Traffic Police have named Gaba road, Kiira road, Jinja road, Entebbe road, Kampala-Expressway and Northern Bypass as some of the most …

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Emergencies: 95% of Ugandans unaware of number to call

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only five per cent of Ugandans are aware of a toll-free number to call in case of a medical emergency, results of a new survey done by Twaweza show. According to their report released on Thursday, the majority of Ugandans further reported not knowing …

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Experts, activists ask Govt to curb indiscipline on roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Road safety activists and experts have asked the government to curb indiscipline in order to reduce carnage. Micheal Kananura, the Traffic Police Spokesperson recently told URN that 100 people had died within seven days last week, which translates to more than 14 people losing …

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Road carnage: Speaker’s crisis meeting yields results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Works and Transport will table regulations operationalising the Traffic and Road Safety Act, 2019 by August 13,  2023. This was agreed in a crisis meeting convened by Speaker Anita Among on Thursday, 13 July 2023 to address increasing road accidents. “Whereas …

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