FRSC cautions driving school operators over churning out unqualified drivers

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command, has cautioned driving school operators in the state over churning out unqualified drivers.

Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs Uche Winifred, gave the warning on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Winifred while speaking, said operators of driving schools must ensure that applicants undergo full training before giving permission to go for test and acquire licence.

She said that applicants must not be allowed to stay at home while their names unload into the system by proxy.

“They must undergo proper training for 26 days which is one hour per day before issuing them a licence so as not to end up producing unqualified drivers on the road.”

“Follow the right channel because truncating the normal channel will end up in a negative way and increase accident on the road”.

In his remark, Deputy Director, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYTMA), Ayoade Adeoye, called on the operators to ensure that they recruit qualified instructors.

Adeoyo also urged them to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy.

The Chairman of the association, Dr. Aina Olumuyiwa, called on members to always follow the right channel and shun unethical behaviour.

Olumuyiwa said that the association has made a lot of progress in sanitising driving schools by sanctioning those producing fake certificates.

He said that a lot of reforms are still on the way that would ensure that all applicants attend training, adding that many drivers on the road don’t go through the driving school.

He called on members to operate with the fear of God and have passion for the job so as to produce qualified drivers and reduce road traffic crashes.

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