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As part of the road safety tips, Faridah Nampiima of Traffic and Road Safety said that driving on footpaths and traffic islands is also prohibited. PHOTO/NILE POST

Police Monday announced they will begin issuing fines for parked cars along railway lines in addition to impounded vehicles.

The police Monday announced they are going to start issuing fines in addition to impounding cars that are found parked along the railway lines.

In a statement issuing the road safety tips, Faridah Nampiima the Traffic and Road Safety spokesperson also said driving on the pavements or footpaths and traffic islands is prohibited.

Nampiima said while on a two–way carriage having three or more lanes, the driver shall use the left lane except when overtaking or otherwise indicated by road signs or road markings.

She said vehicles of more than 3500kg maximum permissible weight must never exceed 80km/h speed.

“A driver of a vehicle emerging from a path or an earth track on to a public road other than a path or an earth track shall give way to vehicles travelling on that road. Don’t not park on the railway line and respect all road signage.”

“Traffic directorate reminds all road users to be vigilant while using the roads and the public can report traffic violation on our Toll free number Tel: 0800199099,” Nampiima cautioned.

In addition, she urged boda boda riders using the northern bypass to avoid using the upper road of the bypass this puts them at high risk in case of an accident.

Similarly, she said ladies using boda bodas should seat upright facing the rider instead of sideways.

Nampiima also issued a warning to truck drivers that the license they operate under doesn’t permit them to ferry people. She said the idea should be called off with immediate effect.

“They should stop with immediate effect to ferry people on trucks. We advise those transporting market vendors that the goods should be transported separately and the vendors should use psv to be transported to their market places avoid carrying them on the same truck with their goods any driver found violating the law will be arrested and taken to court.”

“We call upon the community to involve themselves in road safety we are distributing the toll free line stickers are to be displayed at all times in all psvs [taxi, coasters and buses] on our roads and the public is urged to use these toll free lines to report any traffic incidents together we can fight road crashes,” Nampiima added.

Meanwhile, she made the remarks while reading out a traffic report for the month of May. 

According to Nampiima, a total of 355 accidents occurred during this period out of which 52 accidents were fatal, 201 were serious and 102 were minor.

She said there were 328 accident victims during this period out of which 60 people died and 268 sustained injuries.

For the period of 15th May 2022 to 21st May 2022, a total of 341 accidents occurred out of which 59 accidents were fatal, 185 were serious and 97 were minor.

There were 325 accident victims during this period out of which 68 people died and 257 sustained injuries.