Grab partners with gov't agencies for road safety, crime prevention

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 23 2018 12:18 PM

A Grab sign is displayed at a waiting area for passengers outside a mall in Pasig City. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News, File

MANILA - Ride-hailing firm Grab said it partnered with government transportation and security agencies for its safety and crime prevention campaign, "Safer Everyday."

Grab said during the launch on Monday that it would work with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to prevent the delivery of packages that might contain illegal drugs through trainings and seminars.

The police Highway Patrol Group will train Grab partners on road safety, anti-carnapping and anti-highway robbery, the company said.

Grab will also form a pool of "First Responders" to immediately address accidents, said country manager Brian Cu. Partner vehicles will also be equipped with first aid kits and safety training guides, he said.

Cu said safety should be a "collaborative effort" among ride-hailing services, government agencies and partner drivers.