Pedestrian safety worrisome: MVA

16 Oct 2016 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 16 OCT (NAMPA) - The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) has made a plea to motorists to exercise caution and be tolerant of pedestrians to help minimise accidents. The MVA's Chief Executive Officer Rosalia Martins-Hausiku made the plea in a media statement availed to Nampa on Saturday.
She said statistics recorded by the MVA Fund Call Centre show that 147 pedestrians were killed on Namibian roads while 832 were injured in 901 pedestrian-related crashes between 01 January 2016 and 04 October 2016.
Martins-Hausiku urged all drivers to be on the look-out for pedestrians and exercise tolerance towards them by keeping to the speed limit.
She also appealed to pedestrians to be more alert and to cross the road at designated crossing points.