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Uganda Traffic Accident Statistics

Posted by ahmedbeggy on May 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Road Safety Initiative Uganda is a part of a global Road Safety Initiative. Currently piloting in Uganda


Road Crash Statistics


Over 2,000 people are killed each year. (Uganda Police Traffic department)

Well over 10,000 people will die on our roads over the next 5 years.

By 2020 health losses from traffic accidents are projected to rank only second to those of HIV/AIDS. (WHO)

41% of those killed in road crashes in Uganda are pedestrians. (Uganda Police Traffic department. 2005/2006)

40% of those killed in Road crashes in Uganda are below 25 years of age (Uganda Police Traffic department.2005/2006)

In Uganda 12,158 were seriously injured (Uganda Police Traffic department. 2005/2006)

In terms of all fatalities and injuries, 42% are passengers, 33% are pedestrians, and 14% are motorcyclists or cyclists. (Uganda Police Traffic department report. 2005/2006)

Traumatic brain injuries are the cause for over 50% of motorcycle accident fatalities- (Injury Control Centre -Uganda)

A recent survey of boda boda users showed that 1 out of 300 had formal training (Injury Control centre-Uganda)

A significant portion of the Gross Domestic Product -2.3% is lost due to traffic accidents-(Injury Control Centre Uganda)

On the Entebbe-Kampala Road alone, there are 4-6 road traffic fatalities per week (Uganda Police Traffic department)

About 3300 fatalities daily with 80 – 85 % in developing countries (WHO)

About 137,000 injuries daily (WHO)

1000 youth are killed in road traffic crashes daily (WHO)

Globally Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of fatalities among youth aged 15 – 19 years and second leading cause among those between 10-14 years of age and 20-24 years of age. (WHO)

Uganda’s population is 31 million with children under 15years constituting 50.4%

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1 Comment

Reply isaac lwanga
8:34 AM on July 8, 2013 
we need to be extra carefull