More than 1,400 motorists arrested over bad driving
At least 1,489 motorists, including a senior UPDF officer have been arrested by police in Uganda over different road offences since the launch of operation Fika Salama a few weeks ago.
The head of enforcement at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), John Bosco Ssejjemba, said the operation has seen a decline in accident cases witnessed on roads across the country.
According to him, since the commencement of the road safety campaign, there have been 532 registered cases of lack of driving permits, 347 for careless driving, 255 for driving cars in Dangerous Mechanical Conditions (DMCs), 101 for dangerous loading, 68 for breach of operator’s license, 66 for insurance, 45 for drunken driving, 22 for defaced reflectors, 15 for failing to stop at check points, 14 for interfering with safe driving and 24 others. He added that drivers should respect the traffic rules and guidelines.
In the ongoing road safety operation, Col James Nambale, UPDF’s director for estates was arrested by police in Mpigi District in central Uganda for allegedly knocking dead a 20-year old man on a bicycle at Mbizzinya village, Buwama Sub-county.