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WHO lauds Uganda’s effort in promoting road safety

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged to work with Parliament and other stakeholders in implementing its new resolution on curbing traffic accident deaths by 50 percent within a decade. The Head of Safety and Mobility at the World Health Organisation, Dr Nhan Tran, made the …

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Police collects UGX 15 million from EPS defaulters in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Moroto district has raised 15.9 million shillings in the operation against defaulters of the Express Penalty Scheme. On Monday, police embarked on a traffic enforcement operation against the defaulters. EPS tickets were introduced in 2014 under section 165 of the Traffic and Road Safety …

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Police warns drivers against using energy drinks to fight sleep

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The traffic police have warned drivers against using energy drinks to fight fatigue. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Faridah Nampiima, the traffic police spokesperson, said they have noticed an increase in false belief that energy drinks help drivers to deal with fatigue on roads. Nampiima …

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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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‘Uganda has 90 fully licensed driving schools’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The works and transport ministry has revealed that it is not aware of illegally operating driving schools. Karim Kibuuka, the head of motor vehicle inspection section at the ministry, said their latest data shows the country has 90 licensed driving schools. Kibuuka’s response followed …

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750 Ugandans killed in evening road crashes every year

Ugandan citizens die on roads between 6pm and 8pm more than any other time Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sonia Kyoshaba was an active university student of Hotel Management who took a boda boda intending to reach her hostel in time to beat an assignment deadline, when a reckless driver …

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Police explains why officers overrule traffic lights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A few days ago, there was a heated argument between two drivers and traffic officers manning traffic at the Jinja road junction in the central division of Kampala City. Two drivers came out of their vehicles and confronted traffic officers who had stopped the …

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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Gulu city to designate one-way streets to curb traffic mess

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city authorities have made proposals to designate selected streets within the busy city center to start operating as one-way streets. The plan according to city officials is aimed at addressing the traffic mess caused by double parking on more than five busy streets mostly Pece-Laroo …

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CMI arrests Maj Okua over shooting of traffic policeman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has arrested Maj Alpha Okua, concerning the shooting of a traffic policeman Robert Mukebezi. The UPDF spokesperson Ronald Kakurungu says that Maj Okua has since explained that Constable Mukebezi was shot by Cpl Bashir Mango, who is currently on …

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