Slow-Down campaign kicks off in Windhoek

Slow-Down campaign kicks off in Windhoek

A number of stakeholders in road safety are conducting a Slow-Down campaign in Windhoek, to educate drivers about the dangers of speeding.
The campaign, conducted by the Private Sector Road Safety Forum, the National Road Safety Council; and other partners, is aimed at promoting a better understanding about the dangers of speeding.
MVA Fund Public Education Manager Eliphas Rukambe, says everybody can play a part in reducing accidents caused by speeding, by taking a pledge to be a better driver.
Rukambe says speeding is an attitude problem, mostly of young drivers.
United Nations Resident Representative Kiki Gbeho cited statistics, saying last year alone, more than 700 people were killed on Namibian roads.
Gbeho says according to the World Health Organisation, road accidents are among the biggest killers in Africa - and although there are plenty of reasons why accidents occur, speeding is a major cause.
This entire week is dedicated to Road Safety, in response to a call by the United Nations, for all governments to improve global road safety, in order to save lives.
This year marks the 4th annual United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
The public is urged to take part in the Road Safety Week, by taking a personal pledge to encourage road safety.