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Road Accidents: Police Launch Massive Crackdown on Drivers, Bodabodas

Police publicist Polly Namaye addressing press today

Following the increased number of accidents, sildenafil http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-signature.php the police have announced a massive crackdown on errant drivers and bodaboda riders in the country.

Addressing journalists on Monday, sildenafil http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/wpml.php the police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye said the traffic operations would ensure road users abide by the traffic and road safety guidelines.

“The operations will target reckless drivers, http://crownheights.info/wp-admin/includes/import.php excess loading, drunk drivers, those without motor third party   insurance plus vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions among other faults on the road,” Namaye told journalists in the weekly news conference at Naguru.

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On bodabodas, she said owing to a July 25, 2016 meeting with their leaders, they would starting on August 16, commence the operations against those without valid driving permits as one of the ways to reduce road accidents.

“We also encourage drivers and riders to practice safe driving especially now that the rains have started and many roads tend to be slippery during this season,” the police deputy publicist urged.

In last 2 months, over 90 people have lost their lives on Ugandan roads but most of the accidents are attributed to reckless driving and over speeding.

On July 2,2016, a tragic incident happened at Kampirigisa along Masaka road  when over 4 vehicles including taxis, trailer and Toyota Noah had a  head-on collision that led to death of  over 20 people.

The accident according to police was caused by recklessness of the Toyota Noah driver who tried to overtake 3 vehicles and ended up having a head-on collision with a trailer that swerved off the road, overturning and falling on top of a taxi.

Last week, there was another deadly accident   at Kamdini along the Lira highway when a speeding trailer rammed into a stationery pickup at the roadside which was ferrying traders from Kamdini market killing 11 people.

Meanwhile on Sunday, 3 people died in 2 separate accidents involving a bodaboda and 2 vehicles along the Kampala –Masaka highway.

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