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Driving safety: FRSC charges schools on global practices compliance

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo

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Proprietors and instructors of driving schools have been charged on the need to comply with best global practices in the training and retraining of drivers to enhance safety on the highways.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Dr Oyeyemi Boboye, gave the advice during a workshop for proprietors and instructors of driving schools in Oyo, Ondo and Osun states, on Tuesday in Osogbo.
He said that good driving school operators and instructors must be knowledgeable, experienced, patient, cool-headed and also have good communication skills.
Boboye, who was represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal, Mr Zaki Shehu said that the training would help drivers, instructors, driving school operators and driver-testers in achieving the desired behavioural change through acquisition of higher skills and risk taking behaviours.
Speaking on the theme of the workshop: ‘Drivers Education and Training Dynamics: Aligning with Global Best Practices’, Boboye stressed that the knowledge acquired will help reduce the rate of accidents on the highways and loss of valuable property.
According to him, one of the steps the commission has taken is to revamp and upgrade the DSSP portal to version 2.0 which will soon be launched.
“Immediately after this programme, we shall introduce a Computer-based Test (CBT) for those who wish to obtain fresh driver’s licence.
“The new CBT portal, which already has an interface with the revamped DSSP portal, is designed to improve the process and ensure that the best acceptable practices are allowed,” he said.
He commended the leadership of the Driving School Association for its cooperation with the corps and its efforts towards ensuring that the DSSP was successful.
Boboye said that the workshop would help foster a highly-interactive learning environment that would shift attitude and increase risk tolerance among the trainees.
In his remarks, Osun Stare Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, commended the efforts of the corps marshal towards improving driver education and reducing road accidents.
Oyetola, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Works, Mr Hussein Olani, said that his administration would continue to partner with FRSC in ensuring the success of the DSSP initiative.

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