MOTOVAC Namibia has joined hands with the National Road Safety Council campaign this year to help reduce high road accident rate in Namibia.
The Marketing communication officer of MOTOVAC Isabel Pouleth said they will be stationed at all the roads blocks from the North and the Coast in Windhoek road blocks this festive season, changing faulty bulbs for free.
Pouleth noted they choose this initiative to help reduce the alarmingly high road crash rate during the festive season in the country.
“The police will inspect the condition of the car like lights and tires but we will only assist with the bulbs for free.”
The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) launched the 2019/20 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign under the theme #Do The Right Thing And Save Lives”.
The focus of the campaign is to save as many lives as possible by reducing the impact on the roads through increased road safety.
Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, MVA chief corporate affairs officer said the fund’s contributions toward the campaign include setting up temporary emergency medical response bases at Etunda, Farm Sukses and Farm Wilhelmstal in partnership with Namibia Defense Force and Namibia University of Science and Technology, with satellite bases at Arandis, Omuthiya and Mariental.
Statistics recorded by the Fund indicate that the ratio of persons injured in motor vehicle crashes is 233 per 100,000 population, affecting mostly passengers, drivers and pedestrians.