The President of Ghana National Association of Driving Schools (GHANA DRIVE) Reverend Erasmus Amankwah Addo has blamed majority of road accidents recorded in the country on drivers who learnt to drive from the washing bay and roadside.
According to the National Road Safety Authority report, road crashes has killed more than 1,000 people in the country from January to April 2021.
The President of Ghana National Association of Driving Schools (GHANA DRIVE) Reverend Erasmus Amankwah Addo speaking in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo expressed worry about the increase of road crashes in the country.
According to Reverend Erasmus Amankwah Addo, Ghana made a big mistake in allowing washing bay drivers and roadside drivers to call themselves professional drivers driving buses that carries 30-40 passengers.
“At first the person who works at washing bay will learn how to drive and call himself a professional driver. The person will go for a drivers license and start driving passengers without any good training” Rev Erasmus Addo said.
Reverend Erasmus Amankwah Addo explained, “I’m not defending drivers who acquired training from driving school but most of the drivers are not our product”.
“It’s exactly 4 years that Ghana Drive got the mandate to train drivers in the country and for 4 years our products (drivers) don’t have license D and F to drive buses but majority of the accidents recorded in the country are buses which carry over 30 passengers,” he said.
Reverend Erasmus Amankwah Addo charged drivers to acquire training from driving school to help reduce road accidents in the country.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021