Kampala Capital City Authority with support from Bloomberg philanthropies initiative for global road safety launched the Kampala annual road safety report 2021 and road safety, risk factor status summary report 2022.
Meanwhile this report reveals that the deaths among vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists accounted to 94% of deaths in 2021 with motorcyclists alone accounting for 51%of the reported deaths. Kampala Capital City Authority with support from Bloomberg philanthropies initiative for global road safety has launched the Kampala annual road safety report 2021 and road safety, risk factor status summary report 2022. This is the city’s second report and shows 78% increase in the number of reported fatalities among others violating traffic lights, over speeding , unsafe over taking in Kampala. The lord mayor Kampala capital city authority Erias lukwago talks about the aims of this report launch The report presents findings on road deaths, injuries from road crashes in the city according to the data from police. Doreen Nyanjura the deputy lord mayor KCCA according to the presented report appeals to all road users on road discipline. Winstone Katushabe; FCILT – Commissioner Transport Regulation and Safety – Ministry of Works and Transport talks about the ministry of works and transport on improving the road safety in Kampala Meanwhile the Kampala metropolitan traffic commander blamed the increasing deaths and injuries on the roads to the behavior of road users. Stella Namatovu the BIGRS coordinator who also drafted this report stated that the report clearly calls on for urgent need to protect pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists on the Kampala roads. The lord mayor of Kampala capital authority, Erias Lukwago has urged all users of the road to follow the roads directives to reduce the ongoing road accidents and deaths. According to statics road injuries have increased from 236 to 419 in 2021 , largely attributed to over speeding, unsafe overtaking and violation of traffic lights. He was speaking at the launch of the Kampala annual report on road safety at city hall.