Dhaka: Uber, the world’s largest mobility company, has partnered with BRAC, an international development organisation based in Bangladesh, to organise educational workshops on road safety for driver partners in Dhaka. This initiative is a part of the recently launched Road Safety campaign by Uber in Bangladesh that reiterates the company’s #SafetyAtHeart commitment.
The objective of organising these workshops is to create awareness among driver partners that will ultimately lead to improved on-road safety standards.
“At Uber, we are committed to constantly evolve and innovate towards solving rider and driver partners’ safety concerns,” said Zulquar Quazi Islam, Lead, Uber Bangladesh. “Our partnership with BRAC Road Safety Programme is an effective way of sensitising driver partners on Uber platform on the road traffic system and rules, thereby ensuring a better and safer experience for everyone.”
Through these workshops, BRAC will impart a structured and institutional training aimed at sensitising driver partners on road safety and defensive driving techniques. This will include modules on Road Safety Knowledge, Civic Responsibility, Traffic Signs and Signals, Lane Discipline and Driving as well as ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of road safety regulations.
Commenting on the training programme, Dr. Kamran Ul Baset, Program Head, BRAC Road Safety Program, said, “BRAC has always been there to inspire something good. Safety and security on roads has been a prime concern in Bangladesh for quite sometime and it’s great to see that ridesharing companies like Uber are coming forward to arrange short training for their driver partners. We’ll keep supporting initiatives like this.”
The training sessions held at BRAC Learning Center in Ashkona will be delivered in Bangla and will use varied interactive methods like focused group discussions, brainstorming sessions and audio-visuals, to get the message across. This will be followed by a Question Pause Name (QPN) session wherein the driver partners can ask their questions to the trainers.