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Firm to provide drivers for car owners

By Adelowo Adebumiti
12 September 2022   |   2:44 am
QuickGo, a designated driver company that provides car owners with available drivers, has said it was poised to pair car owners with suitable and qualified drivers.

Driver. PHOTO: Pixabay

QuickGo, a designated driver company that provides car owners with available drivers, has said it was poised to pair car owners with suitable and qualified drivers.

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Osarogie Iguagbonmwen, stated this in Lagos at a media briefing.

He said 80 per cent of road accidents in the country are caused by drunk and tired drivers, adding that the service his company is providing will drastically reduce road accidents in the country.

He said QuickGo was borne out of years of research and working on different mobility problems.

Iguagbonmwen said: “Our mission is to solve everyday mobility problems; we are doing a feature per time. The first feature we are looking at is the designated driver options; 80 per cent of the accidents on our roads are either caused or instigated by drunk and tired drivers.

“With QuickGo, situations where a car owner is not able to drive his or her car in cases where he or she is either tired or because of the effect of consuming alcohol or any substance, the car owner should be able to go to the platform and get the closest verified driver.”

He said QuickGo pairs a rider with a verified driver to help handle driving while the rider relaxes, especially when people can work for their cars and homes.

On finding suitable drivers that the company will engage, the company has partnered with a startup company that is into verification, the partner will verify drivers and their guarantors to ensure safety of clients.

He said: “If there is one thing we are trying to do, we want to build a platform that is secured for and convenient for drivers.”

Iguagbonmwen added that the company will provide an insurance scheme for the drivers, adding that the scheme will cover their health and about three members of their families.

He disclosed that the company has test-run the app for a month now, and has gotten positive feedback from the people that have engaged with the app.

He added that some of the feedback has been used to modify the recent training conducted by the company for the drivers.

Iguagbonmwen said the company had operated the app offline in Edo State and Port Harcourt, adding that it will leverage the experience to manage its operations.

He posited that a problem the company has faced relates to government policies; saying policies have been inconsistent and unstable and, “this does not allow businesses to do long-term planning.

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