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Mixed public reactions to approved Road Safety Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross section of the public has expressed mixed reactions to the Traffic and Road Safety Bill, 2019 that was passed in Parliament on Wednesday. The Bill, passed by parliament with amendments, provides for the powers of the Minister for transport, registration and licensing and …

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MPs seek penalties for motorists who splash water on pedestrians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A cross-section of legislators is proposing penalties against drivers who splash water on pedestrians.  Such incidences have been common, in parts of Kampala, where a number of roads are covered in potholes, logged with water and poor drainage systems. In some instances, drivers who splash …

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Motorists express mixed reactions on proposed 10 year term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal in the Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to jail motorists for knocking other road users has generated mixed reactions from motorists. The bill proposes that any motorist found guilty of knocking dead or injuring another road user will be liable to …

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Gov’t moves to regulate digital transport networks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government plans to license and regulate special transport networks that operate through online digital applications. Some of the online transport networks currently operating on the Ugandan market include Safe Boda, bold previously known as Taxify, Uber, Friendship Taxi, Quick Taxi and Mondo Ride. The …

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Gov’t proposes ten years in jail for knocking dead road users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new bill proposed by government wants motorists jailed for up to ten years for knocking dead other road users. The proposals contained in the Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2019 push for an increase in fines and penalties for traffic offences including …

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