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Bus,Taxi Drivers to start wearing badges

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Beginning this week, all drivers of passenger buses will be required to wear identification badges as traffic police seeks to return discipline on Ugandan roads.

A few years back, the Ministry of Works and Transport required that all taxi and passenger bus drivers were required to display the badges in their vehicles at all time.

However, the ministry later removed the badges.

According to the traffic police spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima, they have reawakened the badges as one of the ways to help in reducing accidents on Ugandan roads.

She explained that in every passenger bus, the driver must clearly display their photo,  badge which has their name, permit number, class of the driving permit and the bus company to help police monitor the movement of buses.

Nampiima  noted that badges will also help to avoid cases where drivers shift from one bus company to the others after causing accidents.

In a bid to tighten the noose around drivers, the traffic police spokesperson noted that they are resuming the crackdown on buses without route charts.