The 2016/17 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign, which kicked off on 22 November, seems to be yielding the desired results, with the number of road accidents, injuries and fatalities so far declining, compared to the comparative period last year.
According to statistics released by the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund this week, 210 crashes, 388 injuries and 32 fatalities, have been recorded since the start of the campaign, until 11 December.
This indicates a significant improvement in the occurrence of road crashes, as compared to the same period in 2015, when 259 crashes, 529 injuries and 43 fatalities were recorded.
Sidney Boois, Acting Chief Corporate Affairs at MVA Fund, advices all road users to remain vigilant and to keep to prescribed speed limits.
He also urged motorists to avoid risky overtaking, while watching out for stray animals and pedestrians.
They should also adjust to road conditions, such as heavy rain, which causes slippery roads, while maintaining a safe following distance.
Meanwhile, the fund, along with its partners, is hosting regular road safety interventions every Friday during the festive season.
The main objectives of the interventions, which will continue throughout the festive season, remain focused on road safety education and law enforcement.