Cabinet approves amendment to Traffic and Road Safety Act

Cabinet approves amendment to Traffic and Road Safety Act
The Deputy Director Uganda Media Centre,, Shaban Bantariza addressing journalists today

Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998.

The amendment approved by cabinet on Monday is meant to strengthen the management of road transport and road safety in Uganda, enhance and strengthen the Traffic and road safety regulatory and enforcement regimes, improve the provision and management of road transport services.

Reading the cabinet decisions on Tuesday morning, Shaban Bantariza, the Deputy Director Uganda Media Centre, said the bill will further provide for continuous technological innovations in the transport services sector in the country.

Bantariza declined to answer questions from journalists about the amendment, arguing that the press statement was precise and clear. This is the second amendment to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 in a year.

The first amendment that was passed by parliament in July was meant to effect a ban on the importation of old motor vehicles. The July amendment effected changes in the motor vehicle registration fees provided for in the Finance Act of 2013 and the environmental levy on motor vehicles provided for in the Finance Act, 2006.

It will also effected the ban of motor vehicles that are eight years or older.

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