WINDHOEK, 18 MAY – The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) is appealing to all motorists across the country to take extra caution and slowdown for school children walking on the roads or approaching schools.
The MVA’s Acting Chief of Corporate Affairs Sidney Boois in a media statement availed to Nampa on Friday renewed the Fund’s call to all motorists to slow down and give way to school children in anticipation of the resumption of the new school term on Monday next week, which will also see an increased of traffic flow on national roads as well as in urban areas.
‘This new school term is signaled by change in season, namely winter, which inadvertently results in a majority of school children walking to schools in the dark. Therefore, the level of visibility of the school children is an important factor in their safe arrival at schools. The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund implores all motorists to be extra vigilant when approaching schools and kindergartens,’ said Boois.
He urged all the motorists be more considerate and create a forgiving environment around schools, by reducing the speed limit to 30 kilometres per hour, especially around primary schools across the country.
‘Let us, together, safeguard the lives of our children on our roads and, thereby, secure them a healthy and productive future,’ noted Boois.