WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
Namibia hosted the first Women Road Safety
Conference, and the subsequent establishment of the Women in
Road Safety Network in the country on Wednesday in the capital
co-hosted by the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) and Namibia’s
Automobile Association served as a platform for women to raise
their voice in support of safer roads by influencing policies
and breaking existing status quo.
MVA CEO, Rosalia
Martins-Hausiku in a statement said the conference promoted road
safety awareness and education among women, re-enforced the
concepts of co-dependence and shared responsibility in the fight
against injury and death on roads.
Recent road crash
data from the MVA show that compared to the same period in 2017,
the year to date statistics for 2018 indicate that, crashes
declined by 9 percent; injuries declined by 18 percent and
fatalities declined by 31 percent.
Martins-Hausiku, the positive trend is attributed to enhanced
collaboration between road safety partners as well as the
Minister, John Mutorwa who was present at the event said the
subsequent establishment of the Women in Road Safety Network
will allow women to actively and positively influence society on
road safety and safe driver behavior.