The Road Transport Directorate of the Ministère des Transports of La Republique du Cameroun has announced that 2000 people lost their lives in 2016 on roads. The management team of the transport department observed that several driving schools operate outside the regulations in force and many of them do not have teaching materials, city maps, tele-projector and cramped spaces.
The body noted in a report to the Yaoundé regime that without teaching materials, no training can be dispensed efficiently to the learner. “It is very dangerous for the learner who cannot master driving after training. And we all know the consequences in terms of accidents” It should be said that, in addition to the deaths due to accidents last year, 4,000 injuries due to traffic accidents were recorded.
According to Divine Mbamone Nkendong, the director of road transport, “many cases of accidents in Cameroon are due to bad behavior”. He told news men recently that the main cause of road accident was human failure and that candidates who acquire driving licenses are not well trained.
By Sama Ernest