By Kyamanduma Patrick,
Drivers who violate traffic rules and guidelines during this festive season will spend at least two weeks behind the bars before being arraigned in courts of law, officials from the Ministry of Works and Transport have said.
Mr. Winston Katushabe, the commissioner of Transport Regulation and Safety at the Ministry of Works and Transport said yesterday.
Katushabe said the move is aimed at reducing on the number of accidents that happen on Ugandan roads especially during the festive season.
Statistics from previous years have indicated that there has been an increase in road crashes during the festive season.
For example, in 2021, at least 53 people were reported killed in just four days between December 23 and 26 in 195 accidents around the country.
According to Katushabe, police will erect more checkpoints on all roads to check among others drunk-drivers, those over speeding and many other traffic offences.
Meanwhile, SP.Luke Mbusa, the Rwenzori East Region Police spokesperson has called the local community not to be worried about heavy deployment in Kasese district.
Mbusa described the deployment as normal but intended to ensure peace and security during in the area.SP.Mbusa speaking….
He urged the public to become vigilant and cooperate with security during and after Christmas festivities. END.