There were no financial provisions announced in the 2018 budget presentation for Road Safety education for schools and the general public in spite of the number of road deaths on our public roads. To date the number of deaths is 92 and we have not reached our drink and drive season – Christmas.
Many citizens who are in their 50s will recall when police officers would go to schools and teach the pupils proper road safety which proved to be very successful.
But all the basic road safety tips were abandoned with the expectation that driving schools would pick up road safety with their students. However, not all driving school instructors are certified. As a matter of fact, to open a driving school the qualification is simply to have your driver’s license for three years.