The traffic police in Ntungamo district has expressed concern over the rampant cases of road carnage that has led to the loss of lives and many with permanent injuries.
Corporal Isaac Maate, the Ntungamo district in charge traffic police duties attributed the cases of road carnage to drivers without driving permits.
He said most people buy vehicles or motorcycles and immediately start driving without being enrolled to driving schools.
“Getting money to buy a vehicle or motorcycle doesn’t mean to get someone who is not authorised to train you for two days and then you hit the road,” Maate said.
He also noted that the road users who do not follow road guidelines and lack of driving permits especially motorists will be apprehended.
Corporal Maate revealed that 123 people died last year while 140 sustained permanent injuries noting that 72 of the 123 deaths were motorcycle accident caused.
He made remarks on Sunday during g the lecture organised by Ruhaama Trinity Technical Institute, Nyarutuuntu department of motor vehicle and driving held at Janet Museveni Girls SS Nyakyeera town council in Ruhaama county Ntungamo district.
The director Mutanyomwa Lasto commended the traffic police for training the motor cyclists and help in reducing the accidents.