Vivo Energy Road Safety Campaign

30 December 2014 | Accidents

This week marks the fifth of six instalments in Namibian Sun and Vivo Energy Namibia’s festive Vivo Energy National Road Safety Campaign. Aimed at promoting awareness of the country’s road regulations, the daily Vivo Energy National Road Safety competition offers one Namibian Sun reader each week a chance to win N$1 000 in prize money. Since December 1, four lucky readers have won a total N$4 000, with another N$2 000 up for grabs over the next two weeks. To qualify, readers need only send a text message to the number 52500, on any day of the week, indicating their grasp of the traffic sign featured in that day’s edition of Namibian Sun, for example: “I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF LOCATION SIGN” Winners are informed by telephone every Monday, and their names published in Namibian Sun on the next day. In addition to the competition, the Vivo Energy National Road Safety Campaign also features a weekly overview of the various traffic signs found on Namibian roads. This week, we focus on road markings: Road markings: Road surface markings are used on paved roadways to provide guidance and information to drivers and pedestrians. Uniformity of the markings is an important factor in minimising confusion and uncertainty about their meaning has resulted in efforts to standardise such markings across borders. Examples of road surface markings include the “STOP LINE”, “PEDESTRIAN CROSSING LINE” and “PAINTED ISLAND”, which prevent road users from driving in such a manner that their vehicle or any part of it is found on said marking. Vivo Energy Namibia is a joint venture between multinational oil and gas company Shell (20%), Swiss-based energy company Vitol (40%) and Helios Investment Partners (40%), and is the exclusive distributor and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants. Established in 2012, Vivo Energy Namibia has 38 retail stations, a storage capacity of 5 115 cubic metres, and 61 employees.

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