Tag Archives: Safety

Bird launches in-app safety feature to discourage people from riding under the influence

Bird has launched Safe Start, a new in-app safety feature designed to discourage people from riding under the influence. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am local time (hours are subject to change per market), riders attempting to unlock a Bird will now be asked to verify that they can …

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Voi launches multi-channel brand campaign to encourage safe riding

Voi has launched a multi-channel brand campaign to encourage riders across the UK to ‘Ride Safe, Park Smart’ and always wear a helmet. The ads will be visible across multiple formats, including kiosks and large and small billboards across nine Voi locations: Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Northampton, Oxford, Portsmouth …

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Voi kicks-off in-person educational safety events across UK

Voi is rolling out a series of in-person safety events in cities where its trials are taking place. Events are aimed at new and existing riders. During these sessions, people can familiarise themselves with the vehicles and receive ride demonstrations and training on how to ride and park an e-scooter …

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Beryl launches in-person and digital e-scooter safety training programme

British e-scooter hire provider Beryl has announced an e-scooter skills training programme, aiming to help promote road safety education and practical skills amongst e-scooter riders across the UK. The first session for riders took place in Kings Park Cycle Centre yesterday. Since the DfT’s e-scooter trial began in July 2020, …

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Tier launches Ireland Safety Board to raise safety standards in e-scooter market

Tier has launched an Ireland Safety Board, aiming to raise safety standards in the Irish e-scooter market ahead of the Government’s plans to legalise the vehicles. Representatives from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) are among the senior independent experts …

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Voi launches enhanced ‘End of Ride Photo’ feature to promote safe parking

Voi has launched the enhanced ‘End of Ride Photo’ feature to encourage good parking behaviour amongst e-scooter riders. Users are required to take and submit a photo of their parked scooter after each ride. Voi’s support team then reviews the photo and takes actions if the safe parking guidelines have …

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Bird Two adds ‘Beginner Mode’ to increase safety for new riders

Bird has launched Beginner Mode, a new safety feature built for the Bird Two alongside autonomous emergency braking, skid detection and the IP68-rated waterproof battery. Beginner Mode is a gentle acceleration option that lets new riders gradually work their way up to full speed. It is aimed at riders who …

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Voi teams up with DriveTech for online road safety module

Voi has teamed up with DriveTech to deliver a training programme to support its commitment to safe e-scooter use. “Together, we created an online learning module to help our riders and the public become familiar with e-scooters, identify risks on the road, and learn what they can do to encourage …

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Micromobility safety app Busby partners with Team Qhubeka ASSOS

Micromobility safety app Busby has partnered with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Busby, launched in November 2019 by Liverpool-born friends Barry Green, James Duffy and Kirk Ryan, aims to make bike riding, as well as other sports and activities, safer. The app works with the sensors in your phone. If a user …

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Tier partners with safety app Busby to create rapid response system for riders involved in incidents

Tier has partnered with micromobility safety app Busby to create a rapid response system for riders involved in incidents on the road. The feature is the latest in a series of initiatives introduced by Tier to improve safety standards and protection for riders and other road users. Liverpool-based start-up Busby …

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