Traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima police reports accidents july
Faridah Nampiima, Public Relations Officer, Directorate Traffic and Road Safety, said 62 accidents were fatal, 180 serious, and 86 were minor.

A recent police traffic report shows that 328 accidents occurred in the past week, 62 of which were fatal, 180 of which were serious and 86 of which were minor.

In a recent police traffic report, 328 accidents occurred between July 2nd and 9th. According to Faridah Nampiima, Directorate Traffic and Road Safety Public Relations Officer, 62 accidents were fatal, 180 were serious, and 86 were minor.

Nampiima said there were 355 accident victims during this period and out of these 89 people died while 266 sustained injuries.

Similarly, she read a report on accidents that occurred during the month of June. She said a total of 1,825 accidents occurred during this period and out of these 321 accidents were fatal, 995 were serious and 509 were minor.

Nampiima mentioned that there were 1,512 accident victims during this period and out of these 366 people died and 1,146 sustained injuries.

She, however, reminded us that they are adjusting measures to mitigate on the increasing number of accidents in the country. Nampiima said inspection has been boosted to help crack down on non-compliant and errant road users.

“We remind all drivers that its only competent drivers with valid driver’s licence that will be allowed on road. All drivers are reminded to drive on roads with a copy of a valid driving license to avoid inconveniences. The testing of buses(DE) and trailer(CE) classes has already commenced at iov headquarters in Naguru,” Nampiima said.

In addition, she reminded all drivers to check the EPS status of their vehicles, and renew their psv licenses and Third-party insurance before they are put on road to avoid inconveniences.

Relatively, she urged them to drive within the prescribed speed limits so that they have full control of their vehicles in case of any eventuality.

“We have realised that people don’t take serious the issue of transferring ownership of motor vehicles this therefore is a reminder to all motor vehicle owners to ensure the right records are reflected at all times. It’s a must to wear a seat belt this applies to passengers too (front or back seats). All drivers must not drink any alcohol during the period when they have to drive.”

“Check that your vehicle is suitable for the load it is to carry. Don’t dump rubbish on the road. Every motor cycle rider must wear a crush helmet and this applies to the passenger too. Respect all road users. Traffic directorate reminds all road users to be vigilant while using the roads and we call upon all road users to change their attitude while using the road,” Nampiima added.