A total of 103 people died in 346 accidents that occurred during the period between 1st to 7th May 2022, the police have said.
According to ASP Nampiima Faridah the PRO Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety, out of the 346 accidents, 64 were fatal, 168 were serious and 114 were minor.
There were 398 accident victims and out of these 103 died while 295 sustained injuries.
Meanwhile, as schools open today 9/5/2022 for term two, Nampiima has warned that this season is usually characterized by the increased movement of persons and increased volume of traffic on roads.
While addressing the media at Naguru police headquarters on Monday morning, she warned all road users to expect heavy traffic and advised them to plan their journeys early to avoid rushing and reckless driving since most of them will be moving almost at the same time.
“To avoid inconveniences all PSV drivers are reminded to respect road signage, to have discipline on the roads and avoid recklessness driving and all passengers are reminded to always wear their seat belts. The Traffic Police will be conducting spot checks on the same. Also, PSV operators are advised not to load excess passengers, not to rush students when offloading their luggage to avoid misplacements or losing them and all those using PSVs are reminded to board from gazette parks in order to ensure the safe travel of learners back to their respective schools and those operating long routes are advised to avoid return journeys,” said Nampiima.
She further reminded Boda Boda riders to ride carefully while transporting students to schools to avoid accidents.