Namibia’s Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) said Thursday that an average of 66 persons lost their lives in 376 road crashes while 635 were injured over a five-year cycle in the month of August.

The MVA released the statistics in a move to warn motorists, ahead of upcoming festivities which will commence on Friday, of prominence being the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair and the Heroes Day celebration in Otjiwarongo.

“These festivities fall in line with the end of school holidays, adding to the high number of anticipated road travelers,” MVA Chief Corporate Affairs Gaomas-Guchu said in a statement Thursday.

According to Gaomas-Guchu, with the upcoming festivities, subsequently, an influx of travelers is expected on the B1 and B2 roads, resulting in high traffic flow and increase in road crashes during the month of August.

Gaomas-Guchu said, therefore, the MVA Fund has called on all road users to ensure they reach their destination safely by prioritizing road rules and not to drive under the influence, amongst other precautions.

Meanwhile, the Fund reminded the public to report crashes to the MVA Fund Accident Response, as this can save lives. Enditem


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