July 22, 2017

Grab, Uber remind drivers to comply with Anti-Distracted Driving Act



African woman stuck in traffic texting on phone
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“We have distributed materials to our drivers to make sure they know what they can and cannot do based on the newly implemented (law),” Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu said in a statement Wednesday, May 17.

“We know that driving with their phones is critical for Grab drivers because it’s a main tool for their livelihood, but there are ways that we can make sure they comply with the law,” Cu added.

Both companies sent out reminders to their drivers to strictly comply with the law Wednesday, a day before Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act officially took effect Thursday, May 18. (READ: What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act )

“Safety is very important to Uber. We believe the government’s efforts to improve road safety complements our own efforts to practice and promote the same with our driver partners,” Uber said in an e-mail correspondence with Rappler.

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