Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, on Tuesday, advised motorists to always adhere to traffic rules and signs in order to prevent road accidents.
The governor gave this advice while presenting certificates of graduation to 26 indigenous students from the Ministry of Transport in Yenagoa.
It was reported that the graduates are the first batch of drivers, who completed training from the ministry of transport.
Dickson, however, urged the graduates to be of good conduct by showing that they had gone through the process of driving.
Represented by his deputy, Rear Adm. Gboribiogha John-Jonah (Rtd.), the governor lauded the drivers for their commitment during the training.
“To learn driving is different from just driving a car, I drove a car before going to driving school, so when I started, I saw it was a different thing all together.
“It is just beyond entering a car and start driving, it was when I went to the driving school that I knew that it was God, who saved me from accidents.
“Why accident occurs is because many of us do not adhere to traffic rules and signs while driving,” he said.
He promised to provide more vehicles and equipment for the driving school in order to admit more people for the next training session.
Dickson added that the training would further reduce road accidents and also make the society a better place.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Ere Efeke, lauded the government for the establishment of the driving school.
He urged the State Government to make it mandatory for every road user to pass through driving school.