Crime & Investigation

Police Step Up Anti-Drink-Drive Operations


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treat geneva;”>”We have acquired these equipments to reduce on the accidents on the road,” said Deputy Police Spokesperson SP Vincent Ssekate on Thursday.

“The breathalyzers are not going to be limited to night operations only as we have being doing but we shall even use it during day time,” he added.

“We have realized that even during day time some people drive when they are drunk.”

The development comes on the heels of increased road accidents in the country that has seen over 50 lives lost in less than a month.

At least 16 people were killed in an accident that happened at Kabalanga village along Mubende – Mityana road in Mubende district last week.

Twenty people were early this month injured when a bus belonging to Kalita Bus Company swerved off the road and side turned at Luwumba in Mubende district.

This happened days after a Horizon bus lost control, overturned several times and caught fire in Lwengo, claiming 14 lives and leaving many injured.

Police have on several occasions attributed the rise in road accidents to drink driving and recklessness on the part of drivers.

Ssekate said the acquisition of these equipments will help in the mobility of the traffic officers to avoid prediction by motorists, who had become familiar to places where traffic officers with these gadgets position themselves.

The equipments will be used along all major routes.

“We shall start testing all drivers whether those in saloon cars, trucks, or even government vehicles, in fact all categories of motorists,” said Ssekate.


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