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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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Community Service present open days

The University of the Free State’s (UFS) Community Service recently presented two opened days on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein during which they involved faculties and other partners. Some of the guests who attended the sessions were, from the left: Mr Nashua Naicker, Department of Optometry; Ms Rachel Nare, Mamello Project of the Lengau Agricultural Development Centre; Prof. Mabel Erasmus, Head of Service Learning at the Centre for Higher Education Studies and Development (CHESD); Ms Monique Collender, Community Service Learning Coordinator of the Faculty of Health Sciences; and Mr Andrew Mohan, lecturer at the Centre for Accounting.
Photo: Lacea Loader

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