Increasing road accidents blamed on fake vehicle spare parts
Following the increasing number of road accidents in the country which has been blamed on various causes ranging from recklessness to over loading and over speeding, Drivers and Mechanics in Mbarara town are now blaming the cause of accidents to counterfeit vehicle spare parts like brake pads.
They say despite other causes the existence of fake spare parts in the market has greatly contributed to many accidents.
The mechanics are accusing Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) of failing to control the importation of fake spare parts which gets in the market cheaply and easily. They are now appealing to UNBS to carry out thorough inspection of vehicle spare parts at boarder control points before they are accepted into the country.
However, UNBS Public Relations Officer, Babra Kamusiime says much as they carry out inspection of vehicle spare parts besides other goods they have not received any complaints regarding existence of fake vehicle spare parts in the market.
Meanwhile, speaking to Crooze FM ,Beddah Katureebe, the officer in charge traffic police Mbarara appeals to drivers to acquire driving licenses, third party insurance and avoid driving Dangerous mechanical condition vehicles to avert road carnage.