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The operation aimed at restoring sanity on what the media described as the world’s ‘most dangerous road’ (Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara), http://codapostproduction.com/wp/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php was conceived by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and operationalised effective August 11, 2016.
The Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road served as a pilot project.
“So far 10,468 offenders have so far been apprehended and either taken through the court processes or issued with Express Penalty Receipts,” said UNRA Executive Director, Allen Kagina.
This operation is aimed at enforcing driver discipline on the road and involves a joint team of UNRA Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Works and Transport and the Directorate of Traffic of the Uganda Police Force.
Daily reports of grisly scenes of car crashes along the highway nearly brought the nation to a standstill.
The public was hugely outraged that government was not doing enough to end the carnage that threatened lives on a daily basis.
Kagina said the initiative has been very successful because road accidents have tremendously reduced and that road user behavior has also generally changed.
“Motorists fear the consequences of the operation if arrested and they have changed their behavior,” said Kagina at a press conference in Kampala.
She said all the suspected offenders were in violation of the Traffic Laws and Regulations.
This operation has since been extended to other roads including Kampala-Mukono- Jinja-Busia road, Kampala- Kafu- Gulu road, Kampala- Mityana- Mubende road, Kampala-Hoima road among others.
Kagina promised to maintain the operation due to its successes.
“This will be in addition to the sensitizations and other road safety campaigns,” she added.
It was observed that DMCs, careless driving, driving without license and over speeding have been the major cause of road accidents.
Kagina said this is contrary to what was being alleged before that the road was slippery and that there were ‘ghosts’ on Masaka road which caused the accidents.
“As we approach a season of festivities, we appeal to the public to be responsible when using the road, be mindful of other road users, and obey traffic rules to ensure road safety,” she observed.
Details of the 10,468 cases are as follows;
Cases Numbers Percentage
DMCs 2,629 25.11
Careless Driving 2,485 23.74
Driving Permits 1,828 17.46
Over speeding 643 6.14
Reflectors 550 5.25
Insurance 520 4.97
Dangerous Loading 479 4.58
Unauthorized Passengers 457 4.37
Breach of Operator’s Licence 292 2.79
Seat Belt 192 1.83
Interfering with safe driving 190 1.82
Drunken Driving 77 0.74
Defaced Number Plates 48 0.46
Pillion Riding 29 0.28
Failing to stop 21 0.20
Using a mobile phone 12 0.11
Others 16 0.15
TOTAL 10,468 100.00