MVA Fund cautions drivers to be vigilant

01 Sep 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 01 SEP (NAMPA) – The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has cautioned drivers to be vigilant when travelling, especially if they are transporting minors.
The MVA said children under the age of 15 represented six per cent of total injuries and 11 per cent of total fatalities in 2016.
A media statement issued on Friday by MVA Fund Head of Corporate Communication, Mona-Liza Garises said children in this age group are also vulnerable to pedestrian-related accidents.
She further said 74 per cent of fatalities in road crashes involved young people between the age of 16 and 35, while 22 per cent of pedestrian-related accidents and four per cent cycling-related accidents involved persons of the same age group.
The Fund thus called on drivers to exercise extra caution when driving on gravel roads, remain sober and to keep to the prescribed speed limit.