TRAFFIC POLICE COMMENCE SPEED ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS
The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety on Monday commenced operations against over speeding drivers.
Traffic officers are using the newly acquired speed guns.
The officers started the operations from Entebbe Express highway where they sensitized, cautioned and warned drivers against driving outside the prescribed speed.
“Since we are heading towards the festive season, drivers tend to over speed leading to accidents,” Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Commander, Rogers Nsereko said.
“Speed is a contributing factor to fatal accidents and since we are heading towards the festive season there’s always a lot of excitement leading to accidents. We will ensure everyone reaches safely at their destination and this will only be achieved if we enforce speed regulation. The fine for speed is UGX 200.000=. Put on your seat belts when traveling, it’s for your safety.”
Statistics show that about 3500 people die in accidents every year and to this, Nsereko says “we are calling upon you to drive responsibly.”