The Ugandan government on Tuesday directed that digital speed limiters be installed in all commercial vehicles in a new move aimed at reducing road carnage in the east African country.
Frank Tumwebaze, minister for information said in a statement that drivers of commercial vehicles will also be required to undergo refresher courses.
He said the ministry of works and transport will sensitize the public about road safety.
The announcement comes after a fatal accident over the weekend that left 22 people dead and 19 others injured in the Midwestern part of the country.
Uganda registers at least 20,000 accidents with over 2,000 deaths each year, making it one of the countries with the highest road accident fatalities in the world, according to police figures.