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Lockdown, mobile phones misuse fuel rampant road crashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The traffic police have cited the Covid-19 lockdown and distractions like speaking on phones as major causes of the rampant road crashes. Traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, said their investigations into the recent tyre bursts have established that the bursting tyres are mostly on those vehicles …

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Uganda: 435 killed in road traffic accidents in last five weeks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The traffic records for the last five weeks show 435 people were killed in various road crashes across the country. The figures also indicate that 1,300 people were left nursing serious injuries. Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Faridah Nampiima, who is the traffic police spokesperson, said …

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Police halts regional inspectors of vehicles from testing bus drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Traffic Police has stopped forthwith all regional Inspectors of Vehicles (IOVs) from testing bus drivers seeking to acquire driving licenses. Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Faridah Nampiima, who is also the directorate’s spokesperson, says all testing of bus drivers will be conducted at …

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Five buses impounded in relaunched fika salama crackdown

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded five buses in Luwero following the renewed fika salama operations. The impounded buses are registration number UBG 559S belonging to Robyln Coaches, UAK 206G for Eastern Nile Coaches, UAZ 609W for Baby Coaches, UAQ 045Q for Eagle Coaches, and UAY 659C for California …

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UGANDA: 12 killed daily in road crashes last week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 84 people were killed and another 339 injured in various road crashes during the Martyrs’ week. According to information from the Traffic Police Directorate compiled between May 29th and June 4, 2022, at least 423 people were involved in road crashes nationwide. Kampala …

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20 confirmed dead in Fort Portal bus accident

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20 people have been confirmed dead in a Link bus accident in Fort Portal. The accident occurred on Wednesday at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal-Kampala highway. The Traffic Police Spokesperson Faridah Nampiima said that out of the 20, thirteen were adults and seven minors. The …

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Police records 59 deaths in New Year accidents, crime incidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 59 people lost their lives during celebrations to usher in the New Year, according to police records. Of these, 39 died in road crashes. According to the spokesperson of the traffic directorate Faridah Nampiima, 39 deaths resulted from 106 accidents recorded between December …

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Police collects UGX470M in Christmas traffic fines

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | At least Shillings 474 million was collected through traffic fines during Christmas according to statistics compiled by the Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety. In total, 5,720 cars and motorcycles were impounded and owners had to pay the penalties before getting them back. Assistant Superintendent …

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