Grab drivers may now ask its riders to present a valid identification card (ID) as a verification measure before riding the vehicle, the TNVS company has announced in an official statement.
This comes with recent news that TNVS cars are now being the target of carjackers, the latest being identified as Amolato Maquidato Jr. who recently passed away after being shot by perpetrators pretending to be Grab riders and subsequently fleeing with his vehicle. Grab condemns the latest series of carjacking incidents that had happened in its driver base. “Grab is one with authorities in making sure that justice will be served and perpetrators will be put behind bars,” it said.
The TNVS is working on ways to eradicate or minimize these incidents in-app and while doing so, its drivers may ask its riders to present valid identification cards especially for those riding in the wee hours of night time.
See full statement below:
Grab assures that the identification presented to the drivers will be treated with utmost confidentiality. The company is now working with the respective government agencies to provide information on what could lead to the perpetrators fleeing with the victim’s car.