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Police intensifies traffic patrols along highways to curb accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic officers in Busoga East police region have intensified mobile patrols along highways with an aim of curbing accidents. The patrols are targeting vehicles under Dangerous Mechanic Condition-DMCs, drunken drivers and people driving without permits among others. On Wednesday, a team of motorized, non-motorized …

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Police summons YY coach management over accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has summoned the management of YY coaches following a spate of accidents involving buses from the company. The closed door meeting that lasted for over three hours at the offices of the vehicle inspector in Mbale town was convened by the Elgon/Sipi Region …

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One miner missing, 11 others injured in Ntungamo mine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  One miner is missing following an accident at Mwerasandhu Tin mines in Rwamwire-Ruhaama Sub County in Ntungamo district. The mine, which belongs to German firm, Zanak Holdings caved in on Wednesday injuring eleven miners. Some of the workers told URN that they were called in …

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Global coach drivers under scrutiny amid bad driving concerns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Global Bus Company has put all its drivers under scrutiny following a series of complaints lodged by travellers plying the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route. The complaints are mainly based on cases of unprofessional conduct and careless mistakes, some of which have resulted in accidents and loss of …

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Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action. The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road …

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Parliament mourns Amadoi, calls for road safety measures

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked legislators to preach safe road usage among their constituents. Oulanyah said this as parliament on Wednesday observed a minute of silence for Lt (Rtd) Cyrus Amodoi who died in a road accident on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Oulanyah also announced that the …

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Sri Lanka seeks spiritual help to reduce accidents

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP |  Sri Lanka’s police sought spiritual help from Buddhist clergy Monday to bless an accident-prone highway in a country that has some of the world’s most dangerous roads. Police at Mawathagama, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north-east of Colombo, directed three saffron-robed monks to bless …

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