The inspector general of police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, on traffic police to be effective and alert when it comes to enforcing road safety.
He made the call on Sunday, while addressing some 700 officers of the department of Traffic and Road Safety.
While commending their efforts that have led to a significant reduction of road accidents over the years, Gasana said that ensuring road safety sustainability requires effective deployment, commitment and soberness of each and every officer.
“There are standard rules and regulations that should be respected by every road user, especially vehicles. While we engage in road safety awareness campaigns, it still is your day-to-day responsibility to enforce the traffic rules to prevent reckless driving,” he said.
He also urged them to double the efforts to ensure road safety, especially during the forthcoming elections.
Most traffic accidents are caused by speeding, reckless manoeuvers, mechanical faults, violating traffic signs and using a phone while driving.
To prevent accidents, the police together with other government institutions, put in place various measures including vehicle inspection and installation of speed governors in public vehicles and trucks.