The Program Coordinator of the Royal Aid Driving School (RADS) in Gbarnga, Bong County, has attributed the huge number of accidents in the country to unprofessionalism and the unconscious act most drivers are involved with while the vehicle is in motion.
According to William Farr, Liberians continue to die in senseless motor accidents because they refused to abide by the rules of driving which creates a rather daunting effect on the country’s population.
He wants the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Transport, to provide training for drivers and carry out a rigorous awareness exercise which will educate the public about road safety.
“Our entity wants to battle the increasing number of accidents in the Country, but the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Transport will need to aid us in this struggle of saving lives,” he stressed.
The RADS Program Coordinator who is a professional driver and an expert on road safety education, wants the government to also fund driving schools across the country, something which he believes when done, will help reduce motor accidents drastically nationwide.
Farr said, since the establishment of the Royal Aid Driving School’s in Bong County, there has been a huge transformation as it relates to the number of accidents that occurred in the county daily.
He said the school had over the years provide training to young Liberians who are desirous of becoming professional drivers in the future.
He said the institution since its establishment has graduated more than one hundred students – comprising of vehicle drivers and motorcyclists.
“It is very important that central government through the Ministry of Transport help Liberians driver by providing them training in road safety in order for them to know the various traffic signs,” he averred.
The Royal Aid Driving School’s (RADS) Program Coordinator is at the same time appealing to humanitarian organizations and prominent Liberians to join him in the battle against the increase of motor accidents across the country