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PHOTOS: Global Coach In Masaka-Mbarara Highway Accident

A bus operated by Global Coaches has Friday evening been involved in a road accident, leaving several people dead.

Reports indicate the Global Bus collided with a Noah brand car at Kyabakuza along Masaka-Mbarara highway.

Photos seen by ChimpReports show Good Samaritans struggling to extract dead bodies from the wreckage of the ill-fated Noah car.

The incident raises concerns about the safety of travelers along the busy highway during the festive season.

Global Buses which had earned a solid reputation for safety and punctuality have in recent months been involved in road accidents.

The buses have been accused of over speeding and reckless driving.

Uganda Police Force today issued guidelines for road users to follow religiously.

The wreckage of the Noah brand car (Photos: Courtesy)

The fifteen strict guidelines were rolled out by Kampala Metropolitan traffic commander SSP Norman Musinga in a press briefing held at CPS, Kampala.

Drivers have been advised to move with their driver’s licenses all the time, ensuring that their vehicles are in good mechanical condition, avoiding over speeding/reckless driving, fastening seat belts and not driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Passenger service vehicles such as commuter taxis and buses have been told to stick to their normal routes, avoid overloading while bus companies have to stick to their normal route charts as well as avoid return journeys.

Police advised passengers to speak out when drivers miss behave and report to police on toll free numbers 0800199099, 0718357497 and 0787176649.

“All vehicles that will be impounded while violating the set guidelines shall be towed at the owners expense,” said Police.

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