Peace Mass Transit Begins Defensive Driving Training to Reduce Accident Rates
A few days ago, Nigerians called on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to ban popular transport company, Peace Mass Transit, from plying Nigerian roads as a result of the constant fatal accidents they have been involved in lately.
According to reports, Peace Mass Transit buses have recorded over 10 crashes which led to the death of many Nigerians this year alone. Yesterday, the Chairman of Peace Mass Transit, Dr Sam Onyishi finally responded to the complaints and concerns shared by Nigerians on social media about the death toll of people who use their services.
Speaking at a press conference in Enugu yesterday, Sam Onyishi stated that he “felt pains any time any of his vehicles was involved in a crash” He also stated that he had been mourning the 24 lives that were claimed in PMT accidents at Umuahia, Abia and Bayelsa states in the last one month and that was the reason he had not made a public statement earlier.
According to him, PMT has begun “defensive driving” training for its drivers to intimate them on how to avoid crashes that could come from their carelessness or that of other drivers. He also revealed that the Federal Road Safety Corps will be retraining his drivers in every quarter of the year, adding that all his buses have factory-fitted speed limiters.
In addition, Onyishi stated that police and eye-witness reports have exonerated PMT drivers from the cause of these accidents but in order to retain the full confidence of the general public they have decided to retrain their drivers on defensive driving in conjunction with the FRSC and some consultant psychologists.
But are Nigerians convinced of these new measures put in place to curb PMT’s frequent accidents?
See their reactions to this new development.
Some, however, have hope in this defensive driving training.
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