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How many must die?

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th June 2002 03:00 AM

SIR— “Ten killed in a bus accident,” I read in the press the other day.

SIR— “Ten killed in a bus accident,” I read in the press the other day.

SIR— “Ten killed in a bus accident,” I read in the press the other day. How many must be killed before we take action? Each time a few people get killed in a motor accident it is a national loss. They say one by one makes a bundle and that is a great loss to the country. Buses, taxis, boats on the lake or guns do not kill; it is people who do. Who would entrust a mad person with a gun? Up to now we have let some motor vehicles go into wrong hands, to people who are incapable or won’t handle them properly. Up to now, we have let the private driving schools monopolise the recruitment and the training of drivers, thus endangering the standards. I believe most of us, if not all of us, learned driving on the job; but this is not the right way. We need to streamline the drivers in Uganda by establishing recognised drivers’ colleges with a suitable syllabus designed — not only for motor vehicle awareness, skills, control and management but also with respect for the Highway Code, human life, human rights, other road users and property. I appeal to the police chief to device ways of saving lives on our roads and lakes. Rev Francis Aseete, Soroti

How many must die?

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