DURING the month of August a large influx of travelers take to the B1 and B2 Roads to go on the Heroes’ Day long weekend, resulting in high traffic flow and an increase in road crashes.
Surihe Gaomas –Guchu Chief of the MVA’s corporate affairs said August is considered a peak time of the year, the latter part of this period marks an exciting time for Namibia as citizens get together in celebration of the many festivities that are lined up.
These festivities fall in line with the end of school holidays, adding to the high number of anticipated road travelers, Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair is the most prominent, the Heroes Day celebration in Otjiwarongo and //Khoa !Haob social event in Swakopmund.
Gaomas –Guchu said the MVA Fund therefore calls on road users to ensure they reach their destination safely by prioritizing the following: Plan your journey, wear your vehicle seatbelt, correctly use child car restraints, adhere to prescribed speed limits, do not drive while under the influence of intoxicating substances and lastly be courteous to pedestrians.
She also reminded the public to report crashes to the MVA Fund Accident Response Number 081 9682, as doing so can save lives.
“Have the following information on hand to ease the reporting process and for appropriate assistance to be provided: The exact location where the crash has occurred, the number of people injured, the number of people entrapped in the vehicles as well as the number of vehicles involved,” she advised.