- Transport Firm Advocates Motorcycle Safety
A transport and delivery services firm, Metro Africa Xpress, has expressed delight at the fulfilment of its safety promise.
The firm while advocating motorcycle safety said in over two years of driving both passengers and products around Lagos, the company had not had any incident that involved loss of lives or property.
The Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of MAX.ng, Chinedu Azodoh, at a recent event tagged ‘Tech meets travel’ said safety remained at the core of the firm’s business.
He said, “We generally understand people’s scepticism when it comes to using motorcycles as a means of transportation and that is why safety is at the core of the MAX brand and is interwoven into everything the company does.
“From the psychometric tests to the driver training programme also known as the MAX Champion Academy, the highly advanced tracking systems and the real-time telematics, the focus on safety is loud and clear. All drivers known as MAX champions are provided with helmets from the very first day they start work with MAX and are instructed to not only always wear the helmet, but also provide one and a disposable one – use only hairnet to passengers.”
According to him, MAX champions are also strictly warned against carrying more than one passenger at a time.
Azodoh quoted the Federal Road Safety Corps as saying that carrying more than one passenger at a time was a leading cause of motorcycle traffic accidents.
“As a matter of fact, over speeding, lack of protective gear, disregard for traffic rules and carrying multiple passengers at a time are the four top reasons for bike accidents in Africa. By carefully eliminating these factors, MAX.ng has successfully built a safe and reliable system for both our old drivers and the new ones joining us soon,” he said.
He stated that to provide best in class service, MAX.ng had gone the extra mile by providing passenger liability insurance for both MAX drivers and riders in case of any emergency or accidents.