Ibanda: Eight people perished in road accidents – Police Report
The Ibanda district OC traffic, Juma Mustafa, has revealed that eight people perished in road accidents in Ibanda district during the fourth quarter of 2022 while 19 people suffered injuries of various degrees during the period.
Mustafa made the revelation while briefing the media about the police traffic report for the fourth quarter of 2022.
He identified some of the black spots in district as Kirimirire corner near Ibanda town, which claimed three lives. Others are Nyamirima along the Ibanda-Mbarara road, and Kigarama and Bugarama along Ibanda-Kamwenge road.
He attributed most of the accidents to reckless driving and speeding noting that many traffic offences are however, never reported to Police while others record complaints after months.
Meanwhile, Ibanda traffic Police department plans to conduct public awareness to sensitize the general public about the Uganda Highway Code as one of the ways to reduce road motor accidents.
“Some people are still adamant, but we will continue to sensitize the public about responsible road use,” said Mustafa.
Countrywide, a report released by the traffic police on Monday revealed that during the first seven days of the new year 2023, a total of 340 accidents have happened on Ugandan roads.
“In the period between January 1 and 8, 2023, there were 340 accidents, in which 79 people were killed and 245 were injured,” said Faridah Nampiima, the traffic Police Spokesperson.