Ogun State Vehicles Inspections Unit has embarked on sensitization of proprietors and Instructors of driving schools towards ensuring they are adequately updated on requisite knowledge in traffic rules and regulations to be passed down to potential motorists in the State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Kayode Ademolake, stated this in Abeokuta, at the opening of a 2-day workshop, organized by the Ministry through the Vehicles Inspection Unit, for proprietors and Instructors of driving schools in the State.
Speaking on the theme, “Effectiveness of Driving Schools in Producing Quality Drivers’’, Engr. Ademolake noted that, equipping the Instructors and Proprietors with the right knowledge regarding safety, consciousness and traffic rules and regulation was critical to the services they render to members of the public, seeking to acquire driving skill.
He said the need to produce quality drivers and reduce to barest minimum traffic accidents on the roads informed the 2day workshop, urging participants to make optimal use of the knowledge acquired and experience shared at the workshop for improved output in their various schools.
The Chief Road Traffic Officer (VIO) Ogun State, Engr. Gboyega Ademeyin, implored all vehicle owners to check their vehicles daily before setting out, to avoid crashes and road accidents.
Highlight of the workshop was the launch of the State’s approved colours, which was yellow and blue, as well as the pattern for the learning vehicles, while the vehicle computerized Vehicle Inspection Centre was officially opened.
Some of the proprietors at the workshop commended the initiative, adding that the annual event has been of immense benefit to their business.