Police recorded a total of 414 accidents between February 28 to March 6, 2022, according to the latest traffic report.
ASP Nampiima Faridah, the PRO Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety, said on Monday that out of these, 75 accidents were fatal, 226 were serious and 113 were minor.
She said there were 404 accident victims during this period and out of these 89 people died and 315 sustained injuries.
The region of Kampala North registered the highest 09 people died and 41 were injured, Mbarara registered 08 deaths, Mityana highway 07 deaths, Greater Bushenyi registered 06 deaths, Lugazi, Soroti, Tororo, KMP South and KMP East all registered 05 deaths among others.
“We appeal to all road users to use the roads with due care. School operators who are using saloon cars as school vans and overload children yet such vehicles are not licensed for this duty are strongly warned to stop it with immediate effect,” Nampiima said.
“Traffic police will impound these vehicles and inconvenience children and the parents which both of us would have avoided. The operations on EPS defaulters are continuing and we have stepped up speed enforcement today the 07th march 2022 along the highways this is due to the reports received by the directorate that after opening up the economy the drivers are not respecting the speed limits.”
She said all drivers with pending eps tickets are reminded to clear them to avoid any inconveniences.
The I.O.V testing center reminds all those intending to go for driver testing that will only test learner drivers from licensed driving schools.
“We remind all road users that road safety begins with you. Avoid behaviours that would lead you to miss use the road. We expect every road user to be considerate to each other.”