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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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Traffic police bribery

New research makes recommendations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corrupt exchanges in the police are regulated by the taken-for-granted rules of the game. These legitimise police misconduct, curtail detection and define the scales of bribery. Likewise, there are socialisation and rationalisation processes among offenders and police officers that lead …

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Minister Otafiire condemns shooting of traffic police officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Internal Affairs Minister, Maj Gen (Rtd) Kahinda Otafiire has condemned the shooting of a traffic police officer by a UPDF soldier still at large, saying the perpetrator will face justice. Otafiire said having been part of the National Resistance Army that shot its way to …

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Traffic police impound over 1,000 motorcycles with obscured number plates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 motorcycles have been impounded for bearing obscured number plates in the ongoing operations by traffic police since last week. Traffic police spokesperson Assistant Superintendent of Police -ASP Faridah Nampiima said that the ongoing operations against motorcyclists with obscured number plates are intended to …

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Gateway bus catches fire in Mpigi

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bus belonging to Gateway bus company has burst up flames in Mpigi district. A statement from traffic police shows that the incident happened at around midday at the Kampiringisa police checkpoint in Kamengo sub-county, along the Kampala-Masaka highway. An incident report from the traffic …

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Elected MPs to use strictly one vehicle – Traffic police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Traffic Police has warned the newly elected members of parliament who will be sworn in starting Monday to strictly come with one vehicle or else risk being turned away. The elected members for the incoming 11th parliament who were elected on 14th January are …

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