Current Projects/Campaigns involved in;
The project is aimed at testing drivers for sobriety as well as vehicle and driver compliance. The aim is to test 450 000 checks before the end of January 2018.
The project will be implemented throughout Namibia. Nampol has committed to points through Windhoek to Oshakati as well as from Okahandja to Swakopmund were they will on a daily base do 100 checks on alcohol testing and look at the vehicle and driver compliance. Our part as PSRSF is to monitor what is actually happening and compile the data and analyze this data in order to distribute it into the working group.
Reduce fatal injuries resulting from crashes involving drinking and driving.
Increase in community support for drunk – driving.
Increase in driver perception of stronger enforcement of illegal alcohol, laws.
Project duration will start from 01 August 2017 till 31 January 2018 and to be extended to base on resource availability.
Interventions would be carried out primarily over both weekdays and weekends, of which daily random breath test will be carried out.
Sponsors & Partners
Current Partners on the project are the PSRSF, MVA Fund, Namibian Police, Hollard, PriMedia and The City of Windhoek.
b).Social Media – The Face Book page run by PSRSF is doing exceptionally well. At a relative cheap cost of approximately N$ 1.32 per like the page is running currently at just above 53 000 likes. Each post has an average reach of approximately 32 000 people of which approximately 1 300 get engaged per post. In addition to the engagement and likes the page also attracts ideas and valuable contacts.
c).Schools Road Safety Program – In its third year the program aims to contribute to a reduction in death and injury from road crashes for children in and around the schools they attend.
This is done by teaching the children of basic safe behaviour when near a road, implementing Road Safety control measures at schools (Road Safety Committees Scholar Patrol) and identifying and correcting infrastructure shortcomings in and around schools. To date the project has provided basic road safety knowledge to 17 000 learners at Primary Schools in Katutura which were identified by City Police.
The project is co-sponsored by SANTAM, Alexander Forbes, Shell and Vivo, O & L Group of Companies, PUMA and FIA Foundations. The PUMA/FIA Foundation sponsorship is coordinated by AMEND in 10 African countries with PSRSF as the implementing partner in Namibia. A total amount of N$ 230 000 was invested at the Moses van der Byl Primary School in Katutura this year.
d). Julian Roos – Public Dialogue – Julian is a crash victim, who was driving under the influence of alcohol when his accident took place.
Julian’s brain stem – the part of the brain that sends the messages to the body – was damaged, resulting in lack of balance, inability to speak properly and involuntary tremors which affected his ability to do anything without difficulty. Since then life has been a constant practice field of re-learning how to sit up, crawl, walk, and talk.
Over the last 10 years Julian has been actively involved in reaching out to young people, sharing his regrets and the dangers of drinking and driving,
Trying to warn them and save them from going through what he is going through.
The talks by Julian are a major hit with tremendous impact. Talks have been held at more than 20 High schools, 4 tertiary training institutions, 2 public talks and 6 business organizations reaching in excess of 8000 people.
e) Western bypass – PSRSF was asked by the western bay pas committee to assist with the following aspects:
educating pedestrian on bypass
Driving on the yellow line
f) Various – the PSRSF is represented in cooperation with the MVA-Fund, NRSC and other Road Safety stakeholders on various committees
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