Over 50 persons who are drivers of corporate clients for Beacon Insurance are now more informed and knowledgeable about defensive driving and what can happen when these techniques are effectively used while engaging in the act of driving.
Facilitated by Peter Gopaulsingh, Advance Defensive Trainer of the Trinidad based company Condisec 1993 Ltd, the two day seminar held at the Grenada Trade Centre saw participation from more than 50 drivers.
“This is all part of our initiative to educate our clients who employs a significant number of persons as drivers because their actions on the road can affect the reputation of that corporate client. From time to time we observe an influx of traffic accidents and this comes along with claims and we believe that by offering this session the participants will now implement those skills while driving and there will be less road accidents,” said Branch Manager for Beacon Insurance Molly Roberts.
The two day seminar had theory sessions which included a segment on universal road signs and their meaning, and the participants had the opportunity to participate in practical sessions on the road. Companies represented at the seminar included the National Water and Sewage Authority, Quinn Company, On the Spot, Choice Bakery, and Consolidated Contractors.
“The practical involved the participants demonstrating the theory taught to them, because lack of observation on the road is most times the cause of accidents and the session main output is to avoid and mitigate accident,” Roberts explained.
Though data was not provided on the amount it cost insurance companies to settle claims as a result of minor, major and serious accidents, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) in recent times has indicated that there is an increase in minor traffic accidents resulting in personal injuries.