In celebration of road safety month, Grab Philippines has launched its Ka-Grab Safety Ambassador Boot Camp. This boot camp aims to offer training and an educational program for drivers and delivery partners with the support of road safety experts and government agencies. It was also done in response to the increasing number of accidents that were recorded in Metro Manila.
The boot camp consists of road safety webinars, weekly quiz games, and theoretical and practical training sessions. These will also be conducted by private partners and government agencies such as the Highway Patrol Group, and Land Transportation Office. It will also cover such issues as road safety and defensive driving, vehicle maintenance, and behavior on the road.
The program itself isn’t just open to anyone as only Grab drivers and riders with high ratings will be eligible to become road safety ambassadors. But as ambassadors, they do get perks for joining the program, such as a year-long HMO/ Health Insurance, a monthly budget for community safety training, a 1-day comprehensive safety boot camp, and a Grab premium gear kit.
Being on the road is central to Grab’s day-to-day operations, and we are optimistic that with various road safety education programs, we are empowering our drivers and delivery partners to be road safety stewards within their communities while continuing to strengthen our ongoing advocacy for safer and more efficient use of our thoroughfares.
As of now, there are only 150 official drivers and delivery partners who are part of the program, however, Grab seeks to increase this number to 500 for the rest of the year, but on a first come first serve basis. Their applications are still subject to review following their eligibility and completion of their requirements.
This program won’t be a one-time thing as Grab Philippines plans to expand it to more key locations across the country. The company is also further encouraging its drivers and riders to participate and sign up for the succeeding boot camp training sessions, which will also be expanded in the key cities of Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao by the next year.