The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) launched the Khomas Regional Road Safety Forum (RRSF), within the three-day training workshop in the capital last week.
Executive Secretary of the National Road Safety Council, Eugene Tendekule said forums aimed at bringing together all regional forums on one platform to enable the integration and cross-pollination of individual organisations’ activities are being conducted across the country.
This, he said, was also aimed at achieving co-ordination in the promotion of road safety.
“The Khomas workshop was very interactive and informative as a number of issues pertinent to road safety in the Khomas Region were identified together with their potential solutions,” he said.
The suggested solutions ranged from more pedestrian crossing points; more speed-calming measures and appropriately targeted pedestrian educational campaigns at schools, community fora and churches.
“In addition, visibility campaigns of pedestrians were proposed in relation to vehicle fitness. The forum also suggested, among others, the introduction of periodic road-worthy tests every two years,” the road safety chief said.
Khomas Regional Road Safety Council is the 11th of its kind since February this year. The remaining two regions (Karas and Hardap) are scheduled to have their forums launched on the 9th and 10th of this month in the southern capital, Keetmanshoop.