- General News 2011
- Friday, 16 December 2011 12:03
- Published Date
- Lorato Khobetsi
- Hits: 2516
Statistics released by the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) showed that 16 people have died on Namibian roads in the past 14 days, while 279 people sustained moderate to serious injuries in the 123 accidents recorded from 28 November to 12 December.
“This effectively means that one person dies every single day in Namibia, while 20 are injured. If this trend continues unabated, our streets will become blood baths or places of bloodshed. Therefore, as a nation, we can no longer sit back with arms folded and hope that the situation will change,” said Clive Kavendjii, deputy chairperson of the MVA Fund board of directors.
Kavendjii added that it can’t be “business as usual” any longer and that the situation requires each and everyone to stand up and actively play their role to ensure that the roads are a safer place to drive.
Police Commissioner Desiderious Shilunga called upon all drivers to stop disregarding road traffic signs, particularly by overtaking at blind spots, such as hills.
“Many people died as a result of this reckless and negligent driving. Another matter of concern is the increasing number of accidents occurring during night time. Night driving is obviously risky due to reduced visibility on the road. Drivers should reduce their speed and also drive with care to avoid accidents,” Shilunga said.
He also urged passengers to report reckless behaviour of drivers at the nearest police roadblock or checkpoint.
“Passengers should not hesitate to report to the nearest police roadblock or checkpoint regarding the behaviour of drivers, who will be speeding, overloading or driving none roadworthy vehicles or driving while under the influence of alcohol,” Shilunga said.
- Articles In This Category
- Industrial park dangerous for marine ecosystem (1879 hits)General News 2011The Gecko Vision Industrial Park will have a negative impact on Namibia’s marine ecosystem, an environment expert has reiterated. Bronwen Currie, a...FNB maintains GDP growth outlook (1394 hits)General News 2011Contrary to popular sentiments, First National Bank Namibia (FNB) says the country will see a 4.1% GDP growth in 2011 despite fears of a double dip...Best guest farms awarded (1645 hits)General News 2011The Hohewarte and Okomitundu Guest Farms both received gold awards at the recently held Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) awards....Club seeks to promote yachting (1914 hits)General News 2011In a bit to promote yachting amongst young people, the Walvis Bay Yacht Club has formed a partnership with the Walvis Bay International School...Finland supports transport sector (1607 hits)General News 2011The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) and the Embassy of Finland recently signed a N$889 600 funding agreement, which is aimed at developing the...Transformation guru speaks in Windhoek (1461 hits)General News 2011Life planning expert, Dr Gustav Gous, is on his way to Windhoek for a one-day workshop on Tuesday 06 December and a business breakfast the next...Shell educates public on road safety (2279 hits)General News 2011Shell Namibia will host road safety interventions in the form of conducting public education to motorists and their passengers as well as an...Sanlam re-opens Oshakati branch (2320 hits)General News 2011Government and the private sector must continue to work closely together to bring about the desired results in building a financially stable nation...Who benefits from resources? (1462 hits)General News 2011It is time to take stock of who is really benefiting from the country’s natural resources and whether the people who originally lived in or...Heineken unveils new look (1953 hits)General News 2011Namibia Breweries recently unveiled new packaging for its Heineken brand at an exclusive event held at the company’s Oshakati depot. At the...
- Related Articles
- Road Safety campaign launched (2022 hits)General News 2011The MVA Fund this week launched its annual Xupifa Eemwenyo “Save Lives” Road Safety Campaign for 2011/ 2012. The campaign which is in its 7th...Take responsibility for road safety (1919 hits)General News 2011The Swakopmund Traffic Department has committed itself to ensuring that business is conducted amidst normal traffic flow and within the parameters of...Shell educates public on road safety (2279 hits)General News 2011Shell Namibia will host road safety interventions in the form of conducting public education to motorists and their passengers as well as an...Shell fuels road safety (1843 hits)General News 2011Shell handed over traffic equipment to the Namibian Police at the Karibib Roadblock as part of a week-long road safety intervention in the Erongo...General News 2011President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on the Namibian Police and other law enforcement agencies to increase their visibility and enforce the law...
- Latest Articles
- Union partner helps construction flow (52 hits)HeadlinesThe Metal and Allied Workers Union of Namibia (MANWU) and Swakop Uranium this week signed a labour agreement valid up to the end of next year, to...Erongo 250mW power plant on final tender (60 hits)HeadlinesThe development of a 230 to 250mW medium to long-term generation facility worth N$3 billion at the coast in the Erongo Region will enter its...Breweries profit up 182% (81 hits)HeadlinesReleasing its financial results in the capital this week, Namibia Breweries Limited announced a 10% decrease in operating profit but a staggering...Editors DeskOur 88th position in the ranking of the latest Global Competitiveness report puts us somewhat below the halfway mark of 72. If one were to translate...Second Quarter GDP growth at 3% (31 hits)MarketsThe Namibia Statistics Agency reveals ints GDP second quarter report that the GDP for the second quarter of 2014 recorded a growth of 3.0 % compared...