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NTSA And NPS Start Nationwide Traffic Crackdown Over Increased Road Accidents

According to data from the National Police Service Traffic Department and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) more than 1968 people had died in road accidents as of June 3rd, 2022.

Following a recent spike in road accidents, the government has launched a nationwide traffic operation targeting motorists and vehicles.

According to a statement issued by Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso, the crackdown would be carried out in collaboration with the NTSA.

 “The Inspector-General of Police and the NTSA Director-General has directed a joint Multi-Agency crackdown to weed out all noncompliant motor vehicles and motorists who are violating the Traffic Act and related laws. The directive takes immediate effect,” read the statement.

The directive released on Wednesday aims to eliminate all traffic violators and was on effect from 8th June 2022

The IG, Hillary Mutyambai observed that most accidents were caused by human-related issues, citing a recent study on June 3rd, 2022.

Road users have been urged to work cooperatively with the multi-agency teams conducting the operations as those whose vehicles do not meet the required standards to stay off the main roadways.

“All motorists and other road users are requested to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies at the national and county levels towards achieving the objectives of this initiative,” stated Shioso.

“Non­compliant vehicles should be kept off public roads to avoid any inconvenience to passengers,”

The National Police Service (NPS) has also advised all road users, both vehicles and pedestrians, to take caution in order to avoid traffic accidents.

“Motorists and other road users are therefore reminded to remain vigilant, cautious, and responsible whilst in charge of a motor vehicle, or whenever using a public road as pedestrians,” Shioso stated.

“A higher level of consciousness and personal responsibility towards oneself and others shall go a long way in mitigating the rising incidences of crashes.”

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