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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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Education students receive certificates

Forty five Intermediate Phase students from the School of Education at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently received certificates for successfully completing their training in the Family Science Programme. The training was provided by the Centre for Education Development at the UFS and sponsored by ABSA. At the certification ceremony were, from the left, front: Ms Rosemary Lephoto (Student educator), Ms Elizna Prinsloo (Coordinator: Family Science Programme) and Mr Lethibele Leu (Student Educator). Back: Dr Jannie Pretorius (Curriculum Studies), Ms Lorraine Botha (Facilitator: Family Science Programme) Ms Janine de Villiers (Student Educator) and Mr Gavin Smit (Student Educator).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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