Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has announced a new partnership with Yamaha to train its motorcycle riders on safety and marketing.
The new partnership aims to give the riders professional training on how to safely ride their motorcycles and reduce the rate of accidents and deaths related to motorcycles.
According to Speaking Mr Meshack Alloys, Sendy Founder and CEO it was imperative that their drivers received training given the increase in the number of drivers on their platform.
“With over 800 motorcycle drivers on our platform, it is our duty to ensure that our driver partners stay safe when driving. The number of motorcycle accidents has evidently been on the rise and partnership with Yamaha will see them get training on motorcycle best practices and make the best out of the safety gadgets these motorcycles come with,” Mr Alloys said.
According to Kenya’s National Transport and Safety Authority, a majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by riders who were not trained. In 2017 alone over 147 motorcyclists had died in road accidents most of which were caused by riders not wearing a helmet or following traffic rules.
“Yamaha considers rider safety as top priority and training on how to use our motorcycles is key for us. Together with Sendy, we have embarked on an exercise to train their riders on motorcycle safety. Head injuries caused by motorcycles are ranked highest and it is for this reason that we need to ensure motorists use all the gadgets we provide when purchasing our products. We will continue to train riders to reduce the number of motorcycle related accidents and injuries” Mr Augustine Juma, the General Manager of Yamaha, said.
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