This comes from the eve of the tourism ministry and related stakeholders banding together to decrease road fatalities in order to rid the country of negative understanding in its pursuit as a tourism destination.
On the other hand, the data indicate that deaths have diminished compared to 313 instances recoded last year during precisely the same period.
Statistical data further imply that 1 700 crashes were listed annually compared to 1 4575 listed this season while two 959 injuries were listed last year compared to 2 422 recorded this season during precisely the exact same period.
Crash statistics archives of this finance reveal from 2012 to 2016 it has listed 3 185 deaths that represent 5.4 %; 20 264 road crashes representing 34.4 percent and 35 434 accidents representing 60.2 percent.
Meanwhile the finance recently introduced the'Click for Life' campaign that aims to inculcate a culture of safe traveling with minimal injuries and not as fatal crashes through the correct use of seat-belts.
Through this campaign, the fund intends to positively reinforce the right use of seat-belts, educate road users about how to properly install child car seats; child restraints as well as summarize the advantages of utilizing seat-belts.
The effort is triggered by the World Health Organization (WHO) report which states the suitable usage of safety-belts or child restraints reduces motor car crash-related injuries and deaths by 50 percent.
Also, the study ran on'Safety-belt Compliance at Namibia' in 2007 by International Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) Namibia confirmed that the average driver compliance levels on safety-belt use in Namibia is 40.7%.