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Commercial drivers must at least pass BECE Mathematics to help reduce road carnage- DVLA told

A pass in Mathematics at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) level should be part of the requirements for acquisition of driver’s license, Kofi Akpaloo, Founder and Leader of Liberal Party Ghana (LPG) “2020 presidential candidate” has suggested.

“Driving involves mathematics and failure in calculations on the road has contributed to the rising number of accidents on our roads.

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“Driving is mathematics, you should be able to know that, if I driver at 50km per hour, I will be at this place, if you don’t have that knowledge how will you be able to calculate the distance between the vehicle in front of you, anticipate the breaking,” Mr Akpaloo urges the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA).

Mr Akpaloo was speaking at the Ghana News Agency Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) Road Safety Campaign platform which seeks to use prominent persons to provide continuous education on the need to be safe on the roads and reduce road carnage.

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According to Mr Akpaloo,  it is disturbing to see how some drivers illegally overtake in curves and other unauthorized places.

He cautioned road safety regulators to organize sensitization programmes for commercial drivers to be abreast with road safety regulations as it was key in curtailing the carnage on the roads.

Mr Akpaloo said the illegal acquisition of a driver’s license was one of the major problems which contributed to the increase in road crashes in the country.

He said, “if drivers were trained properly, they could contribute more positively to the reduction of road traffic accidents and their related consequences on the country”.

Mr Akpaloo urged the DVLA to redirect drivers who seek to acquire licenses to registered driving schools for training to acquire the requisite training to reduce accidents in the country.

 

Source: GhanaWeb/ GNA

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