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Following a series of attacks on its drivers, ride-hailing service Taxify has launched an in-app safety button in partnership with Namola aimed at improving driver safety.

Taxify country manager, Gareth Taylor says this initiative is not a silver bullet for all their troubles but hopes it will help minimise the number of incidents

He says other initiatives such as armed response services will be launched in the coming months to compliment this partnership with Namola.

There are also safety guidelines which we will be provided for drivers and riders in the coming weeks to ensure that they keep themselves safe.

Gareth Taylor, Taxify country manager

Our hope is that as a result of all this initiatives, it should mitigate the risks that drivers face on a daily basis.

Gareth Taylor, Taxify country manager

Taylor says there would be no additional costs included in the safety button. It will be free of charge.

To hear more on the launch of this safety button for Taxify, listen below:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Taxify launches in-app safety button to reduce danger for drivers and riders

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