UPS exceeds driver safety training goal in UAE

UPS Emirates FoundationUPS said it had exceeded its goal with regard to driver safety education one year after its launch in the UAE

The company, in collaboration with Emirates Foundation, has trained 576 drivers on safe driving techniques, higher than the 400 it had committed to training.

The initiative is part of the UPS Road Code safe driving program, set up with Emirates Foundation, an independent organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government.

“UPS leads the industry in safety practices. We are proud to have exceeded last year’s goal to share our safe driving learning with the 576 young drivers in the UAE who are now better-informed and safer drivers. And our collaboration with Emirates Foundation, combined with UPS’s in-kind commitment of USD $100,000, enables us to contribute to safer roads in the UAE,” said Benoit Biard, human resources director of human resources for UPS in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

UPS will also give US$100,000 to the Emirates Foundation for the welfare youth across UAE.

The company’s initiative comes amidst UAE’s push to drive down traffic casualties to 3 per 100,000 from 6 per 100,000 as part of its Vision 2021.

“The UPS Road Code safe driving program is an extremely important initiative. Through our continued partnership with UPS, we remain committed to employ our expertise and youth network to identify those between the ages of 17-25, and, train them on the right skills and knowledge to improve driving habits as well as educate them about their safety on the road and that of others,” Maytha Al Habsi, CEO of Emirates Foundation, said.

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