MVA campaign gets further boost
The 2014/2015 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign officially kicked off last weekend on 22 November 2014 to 15 January 2015. The campaign was launched on 7 November 2014 by the MVA Fund, National Road Safety Council and the Namibian Police under the theme “Your Destination, a reward for safe driving. Pledge to arrive alive.”
Last week Namdeb, University of Namibia, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, MMI Holdings and GSix Group collectively contributed N$131,000 in sponsorship towards the campaign activities. UNAM donated N$50,000, Namdeb donated N$40,000, MMI Holdings donated N$40,000, NWR donated N$20,000 and the GSix Group donated N$1 000. A Facebook competition was also launched, where prizes will be sponsored by UNAM in the form of Defensive Driving Lessons for 10 competition winners and the NWR sponsored a 4 weekend vouchers. The MVA Fund and the National Road Safety Council therefore remind road users that their safety is in their own hands and that they should therefore refrain from reckless behaviour such as drunk driving, speeding and driving when tired. The public is encouraged to save the Accident Response Number 081 9862 in their cellphones to access medical treatment in case of a road crash. They are also encouraged to keep the following road safety tips to ensure safe and smooth travelling at all times, to adhere to traffic regulations, to not take unnecessary risks such as overtaking more than one vehicle at a time, to ensure everyone in the care is wearing a seatbelt.Year to date road crash data from 1 January to 20 November 2014, there where 2 979 crashes, 5 265 injuries and 584 fatalities.