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Be a law-abiding road-rule citizen these holidays
Follow the rules of the road to be safe.

Road crashes are a major cause of deaths globally, and particularly during the March-April holidays in South Africa. Therefore, abiding by the rules of the road serves to curb the high number of fatalities and is highly recommended. We urge all staff and students to take caution on the roads to ensure a safe return to the campuses next term.

According to Arrive Alive, some of the leading accident causes include drunk driving, failure to wear seatbelts, driver inexperience, driver fatigue, distracted driving and walking, as well as bravado. Be sure to avoid this at all cost.

Obeying the rules of the road saves lives. In 2016, Arrive Alive partnered with the UFS BSafe Campaign to educate students on becoming more responsible drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. For more road safety tips, visit the Arrive Alive website here.

Mawande Mateza, Human Movement Science student, has five simple tips on how to stay safe on the road these holidays – courtesy of Protection Services.

Check out the video below.

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Five Kovsies in Springbok rugby team against All Blacks

Five of the Springboks that will play against the All Blacks in the Tri Nations Rugby Tournament this coming Saturday on Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein are Kovsies or former Kovsies. The Springbok Rugby Team used the facilities at the University of the Free State (UFS) to prepare for Saturday’s match against the All Blacks. At an occasion they handed a Springbok rugby jersey to the management of the Shimla Rugby Club. Here are from the left, front: Heinrich Brüssow, Ruan Pienaar; back: Jannie du Plessis (reserve), Juan Smith, Prof. Teuns Verschoor, Vice-Rector: Academic Operations at the UFS, and Bismarck du Plessis.
Photo: Stephen Collett

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