Drunken revelers who own vehicles have a reason to smile after a Digital hailing cab firm introduced a category where they can ‘hire’ a driver to drive them home.
The firm Little Cab in a statement indicated that they value their clients’ safety and urged them; ‘Don’t Drink and Drive. Request a DriveMe!!”
“We are pleased to introduce a new category on our app – Drive Me – that allows you to call a driver to drive your car when you are not in a position to,” part of the statement read.
It added that Drive Me gives the client the convenience of ‘hiring’ a driver to drive your car giving you complete peace of mind and is perfect also for nights out.
“Remember, you can also select your preferred driver under this category,” the firm added.
Motorists who love partying have been on constant fear in Nairobi among other major cities of being arrested by traffic police office.
The traffic police officers have been mounting roadblocks along various roads armed with Alcoblow to arrest drunk-drivers.
Some of the arrests turned ugly as some drivers opted to speed off or refuse to blow the gadget.
The development by the little cab comes few days after the alcoblow removed from the roads across the country until further notice.
It is reported that an internal communication from Vigilance House ordered police bosses across the country last week to deliver all breathalyser kits to Nairobi Area police station.
It was alleged the differences came on how senior police officer were sharing the loot from motorists.
The app might help the country to address accidents as a result of drink driving as festive season kicks in.
According to national Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) 2019 survey, it revealed that human error was the biggest contributor of road crashes at 98.07 percent and mechanical registered 1.93 percent of crashes.
Hit and run top the leading causes of crashes with 925 deaths, losing control (451), failing to keep to near side (235), overtaking improperly (225), misjudging clearance (140), error of judgment (129).
Excessive speeding contributed to 120 deaths, under influence of drink or a drug claimed 19 deaths.