Analysis of road and waterway safety laws, policy and regulations in Uganda

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2017-10
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Kampala International University, School of Law
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This research assessed the Road and waterway safety laws, policy and regulations in Uganda taking the National Road Safety Council, Transpmi Licensing Board, Uganda police, Rift Valley Railways (Marine Division), Kan1pala Metropolitan area, Lake Victoria and river Mpologoma as a case study. The aforementioned bodies are selected as they are the leading road and water way safety regulatory and enforcing agencies in Uganda. The objective of the study was to assess and identify lacunas/gaps in existing road and water way safety laws, policy and regulations in protection of road and waterway users; to assess implication of the gaps in the road and waterway safety laws, policy and regulations in protection of road and waterway users and to recommend ways of improving the Road and Waterway Safety laws, policy and regulations to protect road and waterway users. The research was based on case study approach whereby various reports, literatures and interviews on road and waterway safety were assessed. During literature review it was observed that a lot has been written on road and waterway safety by few studies were done on the assessment of road and waterway safety in the laws, policy and regulations relating to road and waterway safety in Uganda. Findings revealed that there are lacunas/gaps in the existing laws, policy and regulations relating to road and waterway safety which has in turn subjected the lives of road and waterway users to a risk and in the end road and waterway users end up carrying the burden of the gaps left in the laws, policy and regulation. It was concluded and recommended that policies, laws and regulations relating to road and water way safety should not only aim at promoting broad, reliable and efficient provisions of transportation service in the country but also take into account the issue of road and waterway users· protection
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A Research report submitted to the department of law in the partial fulfillment of diploma in law at Kampala International University
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Road safety laws, Water way safety laws, Policy and regulations, Uganda
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