Christmas: police cites heaviest traffic on Masaka-Mbarara road

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Traffic along Masaka-Mbarara road [photo by Charles Rwomushana]

The Traffic and Road Safety spokesman, Charles Ssebambulidde, says there was an accident along Masaka Road on Sunday where three people died.

The other roads are okay, however, there is a lot of traffic and movement especially on Masaka road, he noted Monday morning while appearing on NBS television.

“Please drive moderately, drive at between 80- 100KM/H to avoid accidents because we have very many cars on the road,” he urged travellers.

He said one of the attributes of accidents is high volumes of people, citing a surge on the number of passengers moving about.

According to Ssebambulidde, the traffic on all roads leading and leaving Kampala are high.

“We have Fika Salaama on all high ways; we got speed governors, breath analysers and permit readers on all major highways.”

He added: “We are encouraging passengers to be alert, speak up in case you detect the driver is reckless or not in their normal sense.”

On Sunday, four people died in an accident in Lwengo district along Masaka- Mbarara highway.

The incident happened at Mbiriizi Town when a motor vehicle Toyota Alex registration number UBA 995R lost control and knocked a motor cycle registration number UEG 115A.

The driver identified as Otwiine Eddie 71 years and a resident of Kyanja, Kampala district, got serious injuries and was admitted to Mbarara referral hospital.

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