Police Traffic Directorate warns of increasing number of accidents as children return to school

Passenger Service Vehicle drivers have been warned to respect road signage, to have discipline on the roads and avoid reckless driving, while all passengers are reminded to always wear their seat belts. 

Police Traffic Directorate warns of increasing number of accidents as children return to school
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Passenger Service Vehicle drivers have been warned to respect road signage, to have discipline on the roads and avoid reckless driving, while all passengers are reminded to always wear their seat belts. 

The call was made by ASP Nampiima Faridah the PRO Traffic Directorate during the weekly police briefing at Naguru on Monday morning.

Her warning comes after the death of 103 people in accidents that happened in the last week of 1st to 7th May 2022.

A total of 346 accidents occurred during this period and out of these 64 accidents were fatal, 168 were serious and 114 were minor.

According to Nampiima, there were 398 accident victims during this period and out of these 103 people died and 295 sustained injuries.
Her call for vigilance also comes at a time when schools are reopening today for term two. 

She told reporters that the season of school opening is usually characterized by the increased movement of persons and increased volume of traffic on roads.

Nampiima warned that all road users should expect heavy traffic on the roads and are advised to plan their journeys early to avoid rushing and reckless driving since most of them will be moving almost at the same time.

“Also PSV operators are advised not to load excess passengers, not to rush students when offloading their luggage to avoid misplacements or losing them and all those using PSVs are reminded to board from gazetted parks in order to ensure the safe travel of leaners back to their respective schools and those operating long routes are advised to avoid return journeys,” said Faridah.

She noted that the Traffic Police will be conducting spot checks on the same.

On the other hand, Boda Boda riders have been reminded to ride carefully while transporting students to schools to avoid accidents.

She urged the public to report traffic violations on the Toll-free number Tel: 0800199099.



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