• Grab, PNP ink road safety pact

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    TRANSPORT network firm Grab Philippines signed on Wednesday a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on road safety and security.

    Under the pact, drivers will undergo training on road safety and courtesy, anti-car theft, anti-highway robbery, and anti-criminality. They will also be given technical support in cases of highway robbery.

    PARTNERS ON ROAD SAFETY Police officials and representatives from Grab Philippines sign the memorandum of agreement on road safety. PHOTO BY MIKE DE JUAN

    The collaboration will be valid for 12 months, said Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu.

    “This agreement is about Grab’s continuing commitment to provide safe and secure transportation to our and passengers and partner drivers,” Cu said during the signing ceremony.

    The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will also put up a Drivers’ Academy, which will train drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV) and transport network vehicles (TNV).

    All PUV and TNC drivers will be required to attend the academy to learn road safety, traffic signs and pavement markings, and road rage and anger management. The courses will be presented by the De La Salle University Psychology Department.

    Grab Philippines earlier promised the PNP to intensify security measures, after one of its drivers unknowingly delivered a package containing an explosive device.

    “This agreement is about Grab’s continuing commitment to provide safe and secure transportation to our passengers and partner drivers,” Cu said.

    With REICELENE IGNACIO

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