Gauteng’s Department of Transport will offer advanced driving lessons to taxi drivers in the province as of next month.

A pilot study with Putco buses on Moloto road was completed last year and to date there has been some improvement with no reported accidents, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

He says the aim is to change behaviour so as to improve road usage.

I can assure you it will work. We have had a conference on road safety and experts spoke there, they clearly indicated that better driving can only give us positive results. It doesn’t mean there will never be isolated cases but overwhelmingly we need to invest in saving lives.

— Jacob Mamabolo, Gauteng MEC of Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure