As the new law on Anti-Distracted Driving takes effect today, Thursday, May 18, one of two transportation network companies (TNCs) operating in the Philippines advised its drivers to comply to avoid being penalized.
Grab PH country head, Brian Cu, said in a statement:
“We have distributed materials to our drivers to make sure they know what they can and cannot do based on the newly implemented anti-distracted driving law.”
“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,” he added.
Cu said the app-based transportation company welcomed the law as it would promote safety not only for drivers, but for passengers and pedestrians.
“Even before the law is implemented, many of our partners and drivers are already using hands-free means to communicate with passengers,” Cu said, adding the new law will have minimal impact on the operations of Grab.