ACTA’s Driver Training role in Africa
ACTA Clubs are committed to improving Driver Training in Africa with the implementation of the ACTA Strategic Driver Training program, and to help learners at every step in the journey to becoming a licensed driver.
AA Kenya Driving School, with 22 Branches, is the oldest in Kenya and was founded in 1962. The school is renowned and respected for its commitment to safe and responsible driving as well as its experienced, competent and disciplined instructors all certified and licensed by the Government of Kenya. Their training is recognised by Government, International Organisations and Corporate Private Sector.
AA Kenya has shared its expertise with other Automobile Clubs in Africa, which has seen the establishment of Driver Training in Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda, and provided the basis of the ACTA Driver Training Strategic Project – “Driver Training in a Box”.
The ACTA Driver Training Strategic program, aims to contribute to road safety by establishing Professional Driving Academies in other African countries, thereby educating not only learner drivers, but driving instructors as well. The programme will assist:
- Learners to obtain professional instruction at Accredited Driving Schools, allowing them to become proficient drivers, and to be more aware of the road safety implications of being a newly licensed driver.
- Driving Instructors in becoming properly accredited and to be better informed and more confident in their roles.
- Driving School entrepreneurs to develop and grow their business through a Franchise Concept that is planned to be launched in 2019.
ACTA Clubs, especially in emerging countries, will also become more proactive and continue to engage with their respective Government bodies to change the legislation in order to provide World Class Driver Training Instruction and equally, qualified well-trained drivers. In doing so, this will contribute to reducing road accidents and deaths on African Roads.