Gokada reaffirms commitment to passenger safety
Motorbike hailing service, Gokada, intra-city mobility, has said it has achieved a landmark 99.8 per cent safety record since it officially commencement in 2018.
This translates to just 0.02 per cent incident rates per ride. This impressive safety milestone, according to the firm was recorded across nearly two million rides via its platforms.
The brand, which prides itself on safe, fast and efficient intra-city transportation, is focused on changing the face of transportation in Nigeria by leveraging technology to connect users to the nearest motorbikes within their location, while helping them reach their destination quicker without the inhibition of traffic jam.
Speaking on the milestone in Lagos, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Gokada, Ayodeji Adewunmi reiterated the brand’s commitment to promoting safety, fast and efficient transport and helping passengers reach their destination with ease.
“Before now, commercial motorcycles were believed to have been responsible for about 69 per cent of the road accidents in Lagos.
“We were committed to reversing this ugly trend by prioritizing the safety of our pilots and the thousands of customers who ride on our bikes. In pursuit of this goal, we up-skilled our drivers, expanded their capacity for defensive driving and put in place mechanism to comprehensively track every ride for any incident.” Ayodeji said.
“While all our customers are assured of safety, we still have a structure in place that allows rapid medical response in the unlikely event of an accident. However, our ultimate objective is to achieve a zero-incident milestone across our operations,” he added.
In his remarks, Emergency Response Officer of the company, Tola Bakare, said: “We prioritize the safety of our customers beyond any other goal in the organization. We constantly monitor all our pilots’ trips to ensure that in the event of an unlikely incident, our first responders will be at the scene to provide emergency attention to the victim. These responders are adequately trained and skilled for this purpose.” he said.