72  People Die In Accidents During Easter Holiday  

72  People Die In Accidents During Easter Holiday  

By Ivan Mwine

At least 72 people have been confirmed to have died after getting involved in accidents during the Easter holiday.

According to ASP Faridah Nampiima, the traffic police Publica Relations Officer (PRO), a total of 342 accidents occurred during holiday and out of these 64 accidents were fatal, 167 were serious and 111 were minor.

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Nampiima said in a press statement  that; “There were 309 accident victims during this period and out of these 72 people died and 237 sustained injuries.”

She added that; “A total of 108 accidents occurred in  two days and out of these 24 accidents were fatal, 57 were serious and 27 were minor.”

Nampiima  noted that  total number of 9,278 traffic offenders were arrested and issued with Express Penalty System (EPS) tickets on various traffic offences at various check points in the country from 10th to 18th April 2022, among those being Reckless driving 1,868, DMCs 1,869, invalid driving license 820, speeding 343, not wearing seat belts 751, Riding  motorcycles without wearing a crash helmet 520, carrying more than one passenger on the motorcycle 142  plus several others.

She warned that all those operating private vehicles and station wagon (drones) to offer public transport without license must stop it immediately.

“As you are aware section 105[1] of the traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 [as amended 2020] makes it an offence to use a vehicle for the carriage of passengers or goods for hire or reward when not licensed to do so or in breach of license and on conviction a fine of not less than fifteen currency points ( 300,000) and not exceeding one hundred currency points (2,000,000) or imprisonment not exceeding year or both.” She cautioned.

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