Advantage General Insurance Company (AGIC) will continue its promotion of safe driving habits among Jamaicans by teaming up with Grennell’s Driving School to host the Road Safety Awareness Campaign Workshop and Expo.
The event is scheduled to be held during Road Safety Awareness Month next Wednesday (June 28) at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.
The initiative follows the successful ‘Crash Free 2023’ – a series of defensive driving workshops held in January and April by Grennell’s in partnership with AGIC.
Maureen Moss Ferguson, AGIC’s regional sales manager, expressed that the work being done by Grennell’s aligns with the company’s stance road safety.
“Safe driving habits not only protect you and your passengers but also help reduce the risk of accidents on the road and by sponsoring these workshops, we’re able to provide hands-on education and training to drivers so that they can be safer on the road,” shared AGIC’s regional sales manager, Maureen Moss Ferguson.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, Advantage General takes our role in promoting safe driving seriously. By partnering with experts in the field and offering training workshops, we’re able to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve,” she continued.
Crash Free 2023 had over 200 participants combined and received a resounding endorsement from immediate past Transport Minister Audley Shaw and Member of Parliament Floyd Green.
Grennell’s Driving School managing director Alphonso Grennell expects the upcoming workshop and expo to also be a success.
“We had a very good turnout at the previous workshops and the participants were blown away by the information and training they were able to receive. These workshops were created because there is a need to reduce the number of road accidents in Jamaica. Research has shown that drivers account for 90 per cent of road crashes and if we can teach more drivers defensive driving, our roads will be safer,” shared Grennell.
The upcoming workshop is expected to start at 8:00am while the expo will begin at 12:30pm with an official opening ceremony.