Gov’t Bans Transporting Of Students In Lorries


visit this geneva; font-size: small;”>Lawrence Nuwabiine, pilule the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Commander, warned all drivers who have turned a deaf ear to this directive to “change immediately or face legal consequences.”

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“In traffic we know a lorry as a goods vehicle so we don’t expect it to carry passengers,” he said.

He advised that only vehicles with an OTV mark should carry people but not students.

“Once anyone is caught carrying people on unauthorized trucks, he or she will have to pay a fine not less than Shs 100, 000,” added Nuwabiine.

This directive was set in 2000 but many drivers have adamantly refused to follow it, warned Nuwabiine during a press conference in Kampala on Monday.

In March 2011, a lorry collided with a Fuso truck in Nakaseke district. It was carrying students and overturned leaving two students dead and about 70 pupils with serious injuries.

Another accident occurred in Kigalama, Mityana district where the driver jumped out of a lorry carrying students, killing a teacher and injuring 30 students.

All these two accidents occurred simultaneously.


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