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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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UFS cricket fields training grounds for English Cricket Team

Preparing for their tour in South Africa, the England cricket team is using the facilities of the University of the Free State (UFS). “It is an absolute honour to have an international team of this calibre practising on our fields, said Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS. The England cricket team is touring South Africa for a four-match Test series, a One-Day International (ODI) series of five matches, and two Twenty20 Internationals. They played their first tour match on the OUTsurance Oval in Bloemfontein against the Diamond Eagles. At a recent practice session of the England cricket team, were, from the left: Mr Andrew Flower, Coach for the England Cricket Team, Prof. Jansen and Mr James Letuka, Director of KovsieSport. Far right is Emile Hendriks, photographer from Volksblad.
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

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