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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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First Car makes life easier for our Kovsies with disabilities

Kovsie student Nthabiseng Mofokeng and Martie Miranda, Sign Language interpreter of the USD, with the sedan sponsored by First Car Rental Service.

First Car Rental Service launched their transport service for students with disabilities at our Bloemfontein Campus during 2013. Their uniquely-branded bright pink sedan and mini-bus are easy to spot as they travel to and from campus.

Driver, John Moatlhodi, safely transports our students with disabilities between the Bloemfontein and South Campuses, to their medical appointments around the city, as well as to projects arranged by the Unit for Students with Disabilities (USD).

Initially, First Car mostly transported interpreters to the South Campus, but their service is rapidly growing in popularity. Added to this great initiative, First Car supplies this transport service at no cost to the university.

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