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Licensing Board Warns Global Bus Company On Reckless Driving

The Transport Licensing Board (TLB) in the Ministry of Works and Transport on Saturday issued a strong warning to the management and drivers of Global Bus Company, which plies the main western route of Uganda, over its dwindling safety standards.

This was during a meeting held at the ministry headquarters in Kampala.

He meeting was also aimed at finding solutions to the raising road accidents involving buses.

The licensing board members led by Mr Onyango Matata quizzed the bus drivers about the public outcry on reckless driving, to which most accidents are attributed.

Recently, a video showing a bus driver who was driving at  high speed while speaking on phone went viral and attracted harsh public reactions

The video was allegedly filmed by a passenger on Global Bus.

Mr Onyango says the board has reinforced monitoring of drivers and that whoever violates the traffic guidelines shall be reprimanded.

“Most of the accidents are caused by the drivers and we warn you that if we investigate and establish that one is guilty of an accident, we shall not hesitate to withdraw our badge from you,” he said

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The transport ministry also promised to embark on conducting refresher training for all bus drivers in the country as recommended by police.

On Wednesday, Global Buses temporarily halted their operations so as to streamline their operations and avoid an impending ban by the transport licensing board over a rising number of accidents.

Likewise, YY Coaches paused their operations for a general meeting following a spate of road accidents that involved their buses.

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