Grocery delivery company Getir has taken a significant step towards enhancing road safety in the UK’s capital. The company announced its partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and its commitment to TfL’s road safety charter. This initiative aims to ensure the safety of motorcycle couriers and pedestrians on London’s roads.
TfL’s road safety charter comprises ten key principles designed to address the specific risks faced by motorcycle couriers and pedestrians. The charter comes in response to concerning statistics that reveal the disproportionate risk associated with motorcycle accidents in London. Despite motorcycles accounting for only 2.6% of vehicle kilometers driven in the city between 2017 and 2021, they were involved in 27% of fatal accidents.
Getir worked collaboratively with TfL and other prominent food delivery companies, including Deliveroo, Stuart, JustEat, and Uber Eats, to develop this safety charter. This initiative aligns with TfL’s broader efforts to enhance the safety of London’s streets, a critical component of the Mayor’s Vision Zero goal, which aims to eliminate death and serious injury from the city’s transport network.
As part of its commitment, Getir will actively participate in TfL’s six-monthly Meal and Grocery Delivery Company Road Safety Forum. This forum will facilitate discussions among participating companies to assess the implementation and progress of the safety charter. It provides a platform for sharing ideas and best practices to continually improve road safety in London.
Getir’s collaboration with TfL underscores the company’s dedication to not only efficient grocery delivery but also the safety of its couriers and all road users in the vibrant city of London.