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229 people perished in road accidents during the month of September alone

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229 people perished in road accidents during the month of September alone

229 people died and 1,054 people were injured in accidents that happened last month alone. According to ASP Nampiima Faridah the PRO Traffic and road safety directorate, 1,407 accidents were registered in the month of September 2021.

While addressing the press at Naguru police headquarters on Monday, Nampiima said that the main cause of accidents was speeding and reckless driving.

She, therefore, warned all drivers who stubbornly continue to abuse the traffic laws by driving beyond major prescribed speed and reckless riding of motorcycles Kampala areas and major highways, that they will be arrested.

ASP Nampiima further reminded Ugandans of the section of the Traffic Act 1998[amendment ]2000 that governs speeding which says that every person found guilty of speeding in excess of speed limits commits an offense and is liable on conviction to a fine of not less than 15 currency points [300,000/= and not exceeding sixty currency points [1,200,000/ or imprisonment of not less than six months and not exceeding two years or both.

“Any person found contravening this section will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Traffic directorate has toll free lines where the public can report indiscipline on the
roads it’s Tel: 0800199099” she warned.

Meanwhile, a total of 166 motorcycles have been given back to the owners, others are still pending at the stations these include those with serious offenses and those whose owners have failed to prove ownership of the same, following a directive from President Museveni that motorcycles which were pending at the Police stations be released back to the owners.

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