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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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Shimlas play in USSA Rugby Tournament
2009-07-24

 
The University of the Free State’s (UFS) first rugby team, the Shimlas, ended third in this year’s University Sport South Africa (USSA) Rugby Tournament that was presented at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The Shimlas played against the University of Stellenbosch, the UJ and Varsity College (Sharks Academy). The results were as follows: Shimlas vs. Maties 31-25, Shimlas vs. UJ 15-34, and Shimlas vs. Varsity College 49-11. Twenty-five rugby teams participated in the tournament.
Photo: Supplied

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