Bolt, the on-demand transportation platform with operations in Europe and Africa, has engaged the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to train motorists on road safety.
This is part of Bolt’s broader strategy of ensuring high road safety standards and compliance with public transport regulations by motorists using its platform.
The training was conducted at Bolt Nairobi office as part of a Monthly Driver Focus Group that educates the driver-partners on Bolt’s road safety policies.
It involved the implementation of a number of proven measures that address not only the safety of the road users, but also vehicle safety, the road environment, and post-crash care.
“Our ride-hailing business is built on efficiency so that we could offer our drivers and passengers the best deal on the market,” said Ola Akinnusi, Country manager for Bolt Kenya. Bolt was recently rebranded from Taxify.
“We are working every day to ensure the driver-partners are safe and are providing innocuous services to passengers. This training is meant to build capacity and ensure the provision of safe, reliable and efficient road transport services,” said Akinnusi.
This comes as the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers and Nation Police Service (NPS) are set to commence a road safety awareness campaign on major roads meant to contain the rising road carnage.
NTSA is mandated to, among others, facilitate the education of members of the public on road safety, conduct research, and audits on road safety.
The trainings stem just few days to customer service week celebrations and aim at equipping motorists with necessary skills relating to road transport and safety regulations.
Bolt platform focuses on making urban travel easier, quicker, and more reliable. The company’s services range from ride-hailing to micro-mobility and food delivery.
Founded by Markus Villig, Bolt launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing transportation platforms in Europe and Africa with investors including Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Korelya Capital and TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus.
Bolt has more than 25 million users in over 30 countries globally.