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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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Young science boffins gather at the UFS
2011-08-17


Photo: Phelekwa Mpono 

Learners concentrated hard on their science projects for the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists on our Bloemfontein Campus that took place from Thursday,18 August to Saturday, 20 August 2011. Grade 5 to12 learners from schools in Bloemfontein got the opportunity to show off their science research projects. More than 480 learners participated in the Expo, of which about two-thirds were girls. One grade 12 learner won a bursary from the UFS, and gold and silver medals were up for grabs.

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