Festive season road safety campaign launched

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A joint national road safety campaign involving 300 law enforcement officers dedicated to maintaining law and order on public roads during the festive season, was officially launched at the Okapuka roadblock outside Windhoek on Tuesday.

Speaking at the launch, Road Fund Administration (RFA) Chief Executive Officer Ali Ipinge called for intensified road patrols and regular mounting of fixed and mobile roadblocks on several major and tributary public roads, among others in the Khomas, Erongo, Otjozondjupa and ||Kharas regions.

“This launch is aimed at safeguarding the lives of road users who significantly contribute towards the road fund through the charges and levies imposed on them for using the roads,” he said.

He explained that the income generated from road users is usually invested in road infrastructure development, maintenance and rehabilitation, as well as in road designing, engineering, traffic support and installation of road signage.

Ipinge expressed the hope that no accidents are experienced on national roads from December until early February 2023, when traffic is expected to increase as Namibians travel for the festive season.

The CEO also called on the officers participating in the road safety campaign to see to it that fatal accidents are prevented or reduced in order to save lives.

Several representatives from the Roads Authority, Namibian Police Force, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, National Road Safety Council and Ministry of Works were present at the launch.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency