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Road Carnage Kills 2,954 persons in Eastern Uganda :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Road Carnage Kills 2,954 persons in Eastern Uganda

Drunken Driving key recipe to soaring accident rates in Uganda

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Close to 3,000 people in Eastern Uganda died in road accidents in 2010.

 

The 2010 traffic report released recently By Kale Kaihura, the Inspector General of police shows that a total of 22,461 accidents occurred in eastern Uganda.

 

Of these accidents, 2620were fatal, 9,866 were serious injuries, and 9,975 were minor accidents.

 

Drunken driving has become a serious national concern, as road carnage statistics continue on an upward trend.

 

About 42 percent of the accidents in Eastern Uganda are blamed on drunken driving while reckless driving causes 29.3 percent.

 

Kaihura noted that the police have put in place strategic steps aimed at involving passengers, local leaders, and inspectorate of vehicles, drivers, transport managers, police and owners of the vehicles in the efforts to restore sanity on the roads.

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