Uganda joins the rest of the world in marking the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week under the theme “Streets for Life #Love30”. The theme calls for a 30 km/h speed limit on streets where people Walk to Save Lives.
Speeding is one of the contributing factors accounting for 36% of all fatalities in Uganda according to the Police Annual Traffic report 2020. Speed is a factor in over 50% of road crashes in Africa.
” My Ministry as a Lead Agency for Road Safety Management pledges to strengthen Inter Sectoral coordination and collaboration, and improve road safety legislation and to create a safer, more accessible, and sustainable environment for transport systems as well as for all road users,” said the Minister for Works and Transport Honourable Katumba Wamala while launching the week’s events at the Uganda Media Center.
Low speed streets save lives and are the heart of any community. Therefore 30 km/h speed limits where people and traffic mix make streets healthy and serves to make our Ugandan roads safer for children, pedestrians, the elderly and people with physical challenges who are more vulnerable while crossing the roads.