The comment was made during the police press briefing yesterday Monday August 29 2022 by traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima.
She said that boda bodas pose a threat to children and advised parents to avoid them completely. They are especially hazardous and accident prone because on top of transporting children, they are piled with laggage that the school-goers are taking with them to school.
“Do not risk using boda boda as a means of transport to take back your children to school because it is really risky since the child is overloaded with property on the same boda boda,” Nampiima said.
She also warned school van drivers against failure to clear fines during the holidays. Those who are found to be in violation of their express fines will be arrested on sight. She urged them to clear the fines to avoid disruption during operation hours.
Most school vans are employed by nursery and primary schools. However, drivers falling behind on payments will not face leniency from police when they are caught. To avoid disrupting the passengers, drivers are urged to update their payments.
“We will not accept any excuses during the time of arrest because we have urged you for almost three weeks to clear the pending arrears to avoid inconveniences while executing your work in the rush hours,” Nampiima said.
The third term of 2022 commences on Monday next week for most schools.