Ugandas traffic police has confirmed that 79 people have died and 345 others have been injured on `Ugandan roads on the first seven days of the new year 2023, owing to 340 accidents
“In the period between January 1 and 8, 2023, there were 340 accidents, which 79 people were killed 245 injured,” ASP Faridah Nampiima said on Monday.
She explained that of the 340 accidents, 59 of these were fatal and 106 minor with a total of 324 were victims of the accidents.
According to traffic police, the accidents were mostly caused by careless driving including drivers who drift from one lane to the other, driving while speaking on mobile phones and overtaking in dangerous spots.
The statistics show that the accidents are only a reminiscent of happenings during the festive season last year.