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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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Department celebrates World Planning Day


The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Free State (UFS) celebrated World Planning Day on 8 November 2007 with a lecture by Prof. Martin Drake, a retired professor from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). In his lecture, Prof. Drake discussed the development of urban planning and the need for planning, with a focus on Africa. Some of the guests at the lecture were, from the left, front: Mr Jacques Janse van Rensburg (student), Prof. Peter Bikam (Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Venda), and Prof. Drake; back: Mr JJ Pienaar (student) and Prof. Das Steÿn (Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the UFS).
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