As students return to school for the first term of 2019, Uganda Police Force has pledged security and safety of school children from the beginning of term and beyond.
In the effort to ensure safety, the police has issued a warning and caution to all motorists to consider other road users especially school going children.
In a press briefing at Central Police Station in Kampala, Police Spokesman CP Fred Enanga said that going back to school attracts a lot of congestion on roads, hence urging drivers to follow traffic guidelines and other protocol issued by the law enforcement body.
Mr Enanga advised school van drivers to always drive school pupils slowly and other drivers to slow down wherever they see children crossing roads.
He noted that reckless drivers tend to always knock children who walk to school on foot, also advising parents to get helpers who escort children to school.
On safety in schools, he advised parents not to allow students to carry prohibited items to school.
He also urged school administrators to check for prohibited items such as sharp objects, polythene bags, fire lighters among others as they pose risks to students.