The national Road safety Ambassador, Gabby Adu-Gyamfi, says government must ban the use of automatic vehicles in the country as a measure to help prevent road accidents.
Gyamfi’s rationale is that the advent of automatic vehicles is bringing down the amount of training people get before being able to drive a car, thus it’s causing more unprepared drivers and more accidents.
Cars are generally classed via their gear systems – whether it’s automatic or manual. According to Gyamfi, it takes more to drive a manual car and therefore those who use such cars undergo more training.
“The driver of a manual constantly fidgets with the gear shift. An upshift here, a downshift there, everywhere a shift.” said Gyamfi.
“Often this driver has the left hand on the steering wheel, the right on the gear knob. Such drivers I believe are more attune with the operation of their vehicle.” he added.
The road safety ambassador therefore called on Parliament to enact laws banning the sale of automatic cars in the country to improve road safety.