Take the Easier Route : New Drivers Education is Necessary
29 September 2013 - Défi Media Group
Be current in their respective field appears more important, especially with the constant development of our infrastructure. Drivers must also be updated with the latest road improvements, in order not to get lost on the way ... and cause accidents.
It is losing its Latin! With all these new roads and motorway junctions facing the ensuing, even the most experienced drivers lose the north country, and all deviations. An example of the driver who did not know which direction to take to get to the Midlands. He had to stop multiple times to ask directions to passersby. Yet it provides to be a driver who travels the roads of the island daily!
There is also the case of the taxi driver of a certain age who, on their way to Mahebourg, suddenly found himself facing a newly built roundabout, just after passing Plaisance airport. "For a few seconds, I felt lost. When I came to realize that I needed to take the path before me, I made a sudden swerve to my right. This dangerous maneuver could have cost me dearly, as I found myself in front of a vehicle, he took the direction of Mahebourg. "
Although the accident was narrowly averted, but the reaction of the driver did not escape the vigilance of the police motorcyclists who watched the grain. "It was night. I used to go to Plaisance, but I rarely go to Mahebourg. The last time I went, there was no roundabout. When he suddenly appeared before me, I panicked surprise, "we should trust the driver.
"With all these new tracks built or under construction, we do not know which direction to take, to get to a place we know well yet, but by taking a different path. I think that rehabilitation is necessary for drivers to familiarize themselves with the new highway infrastructure. It is essential that the authorities establish new maps and facilitate dissemination. There should also be more signs or displayed on 'billboards' for our convenience "cards, indicates that driver who admits the difficulties to win the Midlands village.
Another problem that complain all the time drivers: lack of lighting on motorways. Including one that connects the south of the island. Many sections are immersed in complete darkness over long distances. This makes it very dangerous traffic. In case of accident or breakdown on such stretches of motorway, the insulated conductor, the car lacks sufficient information can result in serious accidents.
"Imagine returning from deep South to Port Louis and your vehicle breaks down in these isolated areas. The situation is worse if you ride a motorcycle! No one will see you in the dark and you could be killed in attempting to stop a vehicle to seek help. The pages of the Daily Challenge various facts have already mentioned. "
Recall the economic role of taxi drivers
It is not stressed enough. The taxi drivers play a vital role in the development and economic progress of the country. This is particularly true in the field of tourism, a pillar of our economy. Quality service is required on the part of drivers.
They are indeed the 'showcase' ambassadors of our country, to the extent that they are the first Mauritians to contact with foreign visitors. That is why, with the inauguration of the new airport terminal, the taxi drivers Placentia recently received a special training course for a month to help them better identify the routes and sights of Mauritius.
Training provided by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) in collaboration with the Sir Gaetan Duval Hotel School. "In the exchange with tourists, it is essential that the taxi drivers can learn the most visitors. Tourist taxis are essential, they project the first image of the country that the tourist will record. This training should help improve client service, "said Raj us Auckloo, director of HRDC.
"There is no doubt that such training will improve the professional skills of taxi drivers from the airport, but it should also provide such training to all taxi drivers, without exception," says Raj Auckloo. "The training given to these taxi drivers Plaisance, also allowed them to learn or improve their knowledge of laws and regulations concerning transportation services by taxi.