Police take road safety campaign to Jinja schools

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Police take road safety campaign to Jinja schools
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According to Michael Kananura, spokesperson for the Traffic Police, several lives including children are lost in the due to road accidents.

JINJA | The Directorate of Traffic Police has initiated a comprehensive sensitisation campaign targeting educational institutions.

According to Michael Kananura, spokesperson for the Traffic Police, several lives including children are lost in the due to road accidents.

"Road carnage is one of the leading causes of deaths in Uganda, according to traffic Police statistics, 12 people die in Uganda everyday due to road accidents and of the 12 people, 2 are children," he said.

Kananura says 85 percent of the road victims are the vulnerable groups including pedestrians and boda boda riders.

It is against background that the directorate of traffic Police have embarked on a sensitization of learners in education institutions.

In Jinja, their first stopover was at Narambhai road Primary school in Jinja, the team gave traffic tips to children especially the road signage, and techniques of crossing the road.

Police have reiterated their appeal to boda boda riders to desist from carrying more than two children on their motorcycles.

"Parents should stop allowing more than two children to be carried on a single motorcylce and children should get helmets," Kananura advised.

The also delivered a similar to students in other institutions like Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery.

From Jinja, the team is heading to other parts in far Eastern Uganda including Bugisu sub-region.

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