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TaxifyThe Citizen reports that on-demand taxi service Taxify has launched an “emergency button” to create a safer working environment for their drivers.  Drivers have been targeted regularly, allegedly by meter taxi drivers, and some have even been killed.  

The company has integrated the “emergency button” on their app with the emergency assistance app Namola.  The app was launched during their inaugural Taxify driver safety summit in Johannesburg where more than a hundred community leaders and drivers gathered to discuss safety.  Country manager for Taxify Gareth Taylor, said:  “Passenger and driver safety is our first and foremost priority.  The button will allow drivers to access rapid deployment of the correct emergency response, should they find themselves in danger.  Namola is the leader in community safety, we have a huge sense of relief in rolling out this partnership.”  Uber, Taxify’s competitor, launched a call-back line as part of its response team last month to improve the speed of support for passengers who need assistance.

  • Read this report by Chisom Jenniffer Okoye in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Taxify launches partnership with Namola to improve driver safety, at News24

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