Average of 66 road fatalities in August over 5-year period

An average of 66 persons have lost their lives on Namibian roads in 376 crashes over a five-year period, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA Fund).

In press a statement released by MVA Fund on Thursday indicated that 635 people were injured over the same period.

The statement noted that August is a peak month of the year with many festivities lined up such as the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair, Horoes Day, school holiday amongst others, adding to the high number of anticipated road travellers.

An influx of travellers is expected on the B1 and B2 roads, resulting in high traffic flow increase in road crashes during the month of August

The MVA fund has therefore called on road users to ensure they reach their destination safely by obeying to all road traffic rules and adhering to the allowed speed limit of 120 kilometre per hour.

The statement further noted that the public should report crashes to the MVA Fund Accident Response Number 081 9682 to save a life.

Source: Namibia Press Agency