Driving schools demand official ‘place of work’

2016-10-28 06:00
Driving school owners Bonginkosi Sivucu (left) and Thamsanqa Gcelu. Photo: siphelele nketo

Driving school owners Bonginkosi Sivucu (left) and Thamsanqa Gcelu. Photo: siphelele nketo

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KOKSTAD driving schools are blaming Greater Kokstad
Municipality for not listening to them when they asked for a
specific area where they can teach people to drive.

On Wednesday, the Greater Kokstad Driving School Operators’
Association sent a letter to the municipality asking for answers to their request.
Some of their demands include a specific place where they can teach clients how to drive. They also ask that the road markings in town be refreshed so that the markings are clear for learner drivers.
They also said that there was a shortage of driving test officers.

Currently driving schools train people at the Kokstad Railway
Station.

Chairperson of the association, Thamsanqa Gcelu, said they have been asking the municipality for years to build an area where they can train, but they get no help or
response.

“As driving schools, we are an industry that generates money for the municipality, like other industries in Kokstad. We want a ‘place of work’, the same as taxis or meter taxis.”

“We asked the testing station, that is controlled by the municipality, why they don’t test our clients on Tuesday and Thursday, only to be told that it not out business.
“For three weeks our clients couldn’t book a test because the person who does the eye tests was not at work.
“Also those who passed their driver’s licence didn’t get a temporary one until the official one came because of the eye tester being away.”

“We want the municipality to provide officers that will test our
clients to assist the current officer,” adds Gcelu.

GKM spokesman, Sabelo Ncwane confirmed that a letter has been received by the municipality.

“The municipality is going to respond to the Driving School Operators Association.”

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