NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, News: Drive Safely Project huge success

Drive Safely Project huge success

TRy Veilig-projek reuse sukseshe NWU Puk’s Health Care Centre’s Drive Safely project near Wesselsbron this year was an even bigger success than that of the previous year. The project was launched to help the students who travelled from Potchefstroom to Bloemfontein for the intervarsity this year to arrive safely at their destination.
  The project leader, Ms. Lenie Kotzé, says only one accident in which three lady students were injured, was reported. The driver of the car lost control of the vehicle between Wesselsbron and Bultfontein and it capsized. One of the students is still being treated in the hospital in Welkom.
  Kotzé says more than 350 vehicles Ry Veilig-projek reuse suksesstopped at the halfway stop, approximately 20 km outside Wesselsbron and a merry atmosphere prevailed with students barbequing and socialising alongside the road. “Not one of the drivers that underwent the voluntary alcohol limit testing tested above the limit. More or less 325 drivers blew to be tested.
  She comments that it was a very good awareness campaign against drunk driving and she is very proud of the Pukke that had a responsible driver for each vehicle. The rector, Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk, also stopped there and socialised pleasantly with the students.
  More than 800 vehicles stopped at the halfway stop that day. Kotzé thanked each and everyone who cooperated in making a suRy Veilig-projek reuse suksesccess of the project.
  She further says the “buddy” system that was arranged at visiting spots in Bloemfontein was very effective and one of the kombi’s used travelled up to 400 km per night to get students at their abodes safely.

 

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The Dean of Students, Prof. Hendré Reyneke, and the Rector, Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk, socialise with students at the halfway stop near Wesselsbron.

 

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Staff of the NWU Puk’s Health Care Centre who did duty at the halfway stop, are Ms. Elmarie Hatingh, Sr. Bea Pretorius, Ms. Suzette Weideman, Sr. Adele Burger, Ms. Petro Cornelius and Mantombi Mfumba.

 

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This is how popular the Health Care Centre’s halfway stop outside Wesselsbron was among Intervarsity attendants.

 

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The thorn among the roses...?

 

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Ms. Elana Olivier en Ms. Suzette Weideman from the Health Care Centre with the Rector, Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk, at the halfway stop.

 

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All those involved started their activities early in the morning with prayer.

 

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No, she is not a traffic official, she is Ms. Lenie Kotzé, social worker on the Puk Campus and project leader of the Drive Safely Project during the Intervarsity.

 Published by Nikki Nel on 16 August 2010.