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Documentary 'Beyond the Road' chronicles challenges faced by truck drivers

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Truck drivers face immense challenges in transporting goods and materials into the country.

Transworld Cargo, a local logistics company, documented the journey of two truck drivers in a documentary called "Beyond the Road," as they transported 20 tonnes of glass bottles from Angola.

The journey provided a glimpse into the determination and commitment of the two drivers.

NCRST, NUST host a hackathon to tackle Namibia's road accident crisis

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The National Commission on Research, Science, and Technology (NCRST), in conjunction with the Namibian University of Technology (NUST), is hosting a hackathon event. 

The event brought together local and international innovators, researchers, students, and developers with the shared goal of reducing road accidents through technological advancements.

Namibia, like other countries, is faced with a public health concern over road accidents that rob nations of productive citizens.

Police urge public to contribute to safer roads

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The Police reiterates its commitment to road safety through strict law enforcement and community awareness initiatives, urging everyone to contribute to safer roads. 

Amidst the festive season, the Namibian Police Force has unveiled comparative road traffic crash statistics for the period November 17th to January 1st.

While a decrease in fatalities offers a glimmer of positivity, a rise in both crashes and injuries signals continued concern for road safety.

The police have pinpointed the primary concern surrounding the attitude and behavior of drivers. 

INTERVIEW | Festive season road safety campaign in full swing

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As the festive season kicks into high gear, the Namibian Transport Department and law enforcement agencies are actively engaged in a comprehensive road safety campaign.

The focal point of their efforts is the B2 Swakopmund Roadblock, strategically positioned on one of Namibia's busiest highways.

nbc's News reporter, Stefan |Uirab, caught up with Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the Unit Commander for Community Affairs in the Erongo Region. 

RA reiterates call to road safety and traffic rules compliance

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Road's Authority Transportation Executive Officer, Sidney Boois, has called on motorists to exercise a high level of compliance with road safety and traffic rules.

Speaking to nbc News at the Keetmanshoop Police Roadblock, Boois rated the road safety compliance in the region during the festive season to date at above 90%.

Stakeholders in road safety launch 2022 festive season campaign

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Stakeholders in road safety have launched the 2022 festive season campaign as the time to take off gets closer.

For the past two years, the months of July, August, October, and December have consistently recorded the highest crashes.   
        
After the global ministerial, a conference on road safety in Stockholm, Sweden, Namibia joined the global community in creating the second chapter of the Decade of action for road safety 2021-2030.