Road safety is no laughing matter, especially when most active full-time and part-time Grab driver-partners spend an average of 5 hours on the road daily.
According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 by World Health Organization (WHO), the global rate of road traffic death is 18.2 per 100,000 population. Specifically in South-East Asia, it’s 20.7 deaths per 100,000 population which is the second highest region worldwide.
Therefore, this new year if you have yet to make safety your new year’s resolution while driving for Grab, you should! Being a safe driver will always be trendy at Grab because we value the safety of both driver-partners and passengers.
Here are some resolutions to be safer on the road.
Be aware of your surroundings; use your signals and car mirrors
Most of the time you’re not the only motorist on the road, so please make sure the coast is clear before you change lanes. Don’t forget to use signals to indicate that you’re about to do so, it’s much safer to not assume the other motorist around you know where or when you want to change lanes.
This should be the very first thing you do when you get into your car. According to the recently released Global status report on road safety, wearing a seat-belt reduces the risk of death among drivers and front seat occupants by 45–50%, and the risk of death and serious injuries among rear seat occupants by 25%.
Keep to the speed limit
Did you know that speeding is the biggest factor in roughly one-third of fatal car accidents? There is a reason to the implementation of a speed limit; it’s more difficult to control a speeding vehicle. Additionally, following the speed limit will help prevent getting speeding summons too.
Only Go on green
It’s against the law to beat the red light, but what’s worse than breaking the law is that you might seriously harm others and even your ownself. People always say that time is money so we tend to rush to arrive at a destination quicker, but it’s not worth risking your life and the lives of others. Always remember that the yellow blinking light means slow down, not drive faster.
New Features coming soon!
Please make sure you update your driver app to the latest version to be able to use these new features when they launch! Stay tuned!
Share My Location Button
The new Share My Location Button will provide a sense of security for driver-partners. It allows driver-partners to share their location via 3rd party apps through “Send Link” and/or “SMS Emergency Contacts”. For more serious cases, driver-partners will be able to call authorities with the “Call Police” option. Click here to read more on how to set up your emergency contacts and how to use this new button in your driver app in times of emergency.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)* Feature
The new feature, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) has not one, but two great benefits! Driver-partners can contact their passengers via Internet/Data during In-Transit jobs. To use this feature, driver-partners only need to have their mobile data turned on. On top of that, it protects your privacy from passengers as your number is not shown when a call is made using the VOIP feature.
*Note: This feature will only be available if the passenger has updated their app to the latest version. Otherwise, normal calls via Number Masking will be placed and usual charges will be incurred.
GrabAllStars Rewards – Monthly Highlights
GrabAllStars is a programme that provides benefits to driver-partners, through a wide selection of merchants. This includes cheaper pricing to reduce your daily expenses.
Here are some of the attractive rewards available for you to redeem this month: