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45 people lose their lives in road crashes during Easter season.

The directorate of traffic and road safety have disclosed that a total of 45 people lost their lives and 125 sustained serious injuries in the recent road crashes that happened on all roads across the country, during the just concluded Easter festive season from 28th March to 1st April. This was revealed by the spokesperson of the directorate SP Michael Kananura while at their weekly security presser in Naguru.

SP Michael Kananura the spokesperson for the directorate of traffic and road safety in Uganda

“Among the dead were 22 people who were motorcyclists and these constituted 49% of the total number of road crashes.” Said Kananura

He also revealed that 10 pedestrians were among the fatalities registered during the crashes, constituting to 22% of the total number and 5 people were passengers who were travelling on the motorcycles which constituted 11% of the total number of fatalities.

Kananura further disclosed that Kampala metropolitan areas had the highest number of fatalities compared to the rest of the regions.

“KMP East, North and South contributed to most of these road crashes plus the regions of Albertine and Wamala regions.” Revealed the spokesperson of the directorate.

Kananura also updated the country on their ongoing road safety sensitizations and campaigns aimed at promoting behavioral change among road users, where he applauded the media for their support offered to their directorate inform of radio and television talk shows including physical engagements.

“Other strategies of community engagement have been through social media platforms which includes watsapp, tiktok, Facebook and X handles have all been utilised.” He noted

Regarding the directorate’s operations against those violating the traffic rules and regulations, Kananura disclosed that a total number of 786 defaulters with invalid driving linceses were arrested and their vehicles impounded throughout the country.

“out of these 89 were without driving linceses, 435 were in possession of expired driving linceses, 257 were driving out of class and 5 had forged driving linceses.” He narrated

He also said, all the above 89 culprits were arrested and taken to courts of law.

Other operations that the directorate executed are as follows:-

-329 drivers who were driving beyond the speed limit were got and issued with EPS tickets.

-1019 riders were arrested without crash helmets and issued with EPS tickets and tasked to produce the helmets before they are given back their motorcycles.




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