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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 beat TUT by a convincing 52-26

Charl Weideman
Photo: Van Zyl Naudè

In the second last match before the semi-finals, which will be played later this month, the FNB Shimlas made a clean sweep when they beat the team from Tshwane University of Technology by 52-26. Pieter Labuschagne, Shimla flank, scored the first try for his team, after which there was no stopping the Shimlas, who taught the FNB TUT team a good lesson at their own TUT Rugby Stadium.

With a halftime score of 26-5, the Shimlas smelt victory and very quickly George Whitehead, who is very successful with his kicks, contributed to the scoreboard with six successful goal kicks. Other Shimla players who excelled were the scrumhalf Enrico Acker and eighth man Erik Le Roux.
The FNB Shimlas are playing against the FNB NMMU team next week at the Xerox NMMU Stadium.

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