6th Annual Road Safety Conference – “Aligning Road Safety Planning To NDP 5 Target”

The National Road Safety Council, in collaboration with stakeholders in the sub-sector, is organizing a High-Level Conference in Windhoek 02-03 October 2017, bringing together road safety experts, stakeholders, and policymakers to share on progress made in implementing road safety initiatives over the past two years. The Honorable Minister of Works and Transport will be the Keynote Speaker, with the fellow speakers which includes the governor of the Khomas Regions, Honorable…

Launch Of The 2015 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign

In executing our mandate of promoting road safety in Namibia, it has become a culture that the NRSC in conjunction with its stakeholders carryout the Festive Season Road Safety Campaign with the aim of curbing the road carnage during this festive season. This year's Campaign launch took place in Otjiwarongo on 02 December 2015 and was launched by the Minister of Works and Transport, Honourable Alpheus !Naruseb.

The campaign has been…

NRSC Support To Law Enforcement

During our on-going consultations particularly with the law enforcement, we came to appreciate the various challenges our stakeholders are faced with. The understanding enabled us as Council, to take a deliberate decision to focus our road safety interventions around three areas. These are persuasive targeted educational campaigns, aggressive law enforcement and responsive emergency response. To this end, we have committed about N$ 3 million to enhance law enforcement visibility. These…

Gazetting Of Evidential Breath Testing Device

On the basis of the Swakopmund Court ruling of 2003, the State applied for leave to appeal against the decision of the Regional Magistrate of Swakopmund in terms of Section 310 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, as amended.

The appeal was filed against the decision of the Regional Magistrate declaring GN 100 of 2003, published in terms of Section 82 (7) of the Road Traffic and Transport…

Welcoming Our New Council Members

From left to right: Member: Rolande van Wyk, Deputy Chairperson: Lynnette Malipa, Alternate Member: Ralph Ludwig,
Chairperson: Eliphas !Owos-Oab, Member: Willem Goeiemann, Member: Agatha Mweti, Member: Landine Karunga-Beukes

The Executive Secretary and the entire staff of the Traffic Safety Secretariat present compliments to and welcomes the appointment and assumption of duty of the 5th National Road Safety Council. The Secretariat further avails itself the opportunity to renew its commitment to serving the…

Integration Of Road Safety Into The National School Curriculum

Children and young people are at significant risk on our roads. Road accidents are the leading cause of death and the second most frequent cause of hospitalisation among children across the world. According to the 2013 edition of the Global Status Report on Road Safety, published by the World Health Organisation, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people, aged 15–29 years. In Namibia, the most…

NRSC/MVA Fund Joint Media Release - Namibia Fatality Rate Per Capita

The NRSC and the MVA Fund have taken note of recent reports published in various media houses citing the World Life Expectancy website [http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com], WHO website: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/estimates_country/en/ as well as Sivak and Schoettle (2014) “Study on Mortality from Road Crashes in 193 Countries: A comparison with other Leading Causes of Death” published by the Transport Research Institute of the University of Michigan (UMTRI) regarding Namibia’s ranking as the…

Africa Road Safety Day

The World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims was started by Road Peace in 1993. Since then, the day has been observed and promoted worldwide. In October 2005, the United Nations endorsed the day as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, and adopted a resolution calling on governments to commemorate the day in remembrance of road traffic victims in their respective countries.…

The Ethimbo Road Show

As a lead agency for road safety, the NRSC mobilised road safety stakeholders and embarked on a month-long integrated (multi- stakeholder) road show, the purpose of which was:

  • To create awareness of the role of the NRSC in road safety in relation to the roles of different contributing stakeholders
  • To educate road users on pertinent road safety issues
  • To present a common platform for stakeholders to showcase their role and involvement in the…

Annual Road Safety Conference

By 2015 road crashes are predicted by the WHO to be the leading cause of premature death and disability for children aged five and above. This epidemic on wheels - which already kills on the scale of malaria - will continue to rob even more families of their loved ones and their livelihoods, as the number of those killed doubles to well over two million per year by 2030.

Five million…

On The Road To Safety

The current arrangements for road safety management in Namibia have its origin deep rooted in the dispensation prior to independence. Despite extensive review of the legislation regulating road traffic and road transport in the country, road safety management has largely remained fragmented. The White Paper on Transport Policy of 1995 does not explicitly cover road safety management, notwithstanding its far-reaching effects on the road traffic and transport environment and legislative…