Tag Archives: Safety

Bolt publishes 2022 scooter safety report showing 26% lower injury rate year-on-year

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its 2022 safety report. The company registered over five times more rides in 2021 in comparison to 2020, while decreasing its injury ratio by 26%. The increase in rides is a result of launching scooter operations in new markets as well as promoting micromobility as …

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Tier and AI app Flare partner to offer SOS button for road user safety

Micromobility operator Tier has partnered with the personal safety AI app Flare to launch several innovative safety features, including an SOS emergency button. The new SOS feature, which is available for all Tier riders in London and York, allows riders to discreetly call for help if they feel unsafe or …

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Bolt unveils new safety measures to stop tandem and drunk riding

Shared scooter provider Bolt has unveiled new safety measures designed to cut down on drunk and tandem riding.  The Estonia-based micromobility brand claims to be the first to introduce new safety measures that will automatically identify and discourage dangerous riding.  Bolt scooters, available in 45 countries in Europe and Africa, …

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Neuron launches festive ScootSafe campaign to improve e-scooter safety in run up to Christmas

E-scooter operator Neuron Mobility is launching a festive ScootSafe campaign in order to remind riders of the safe riding rules in the lead up to the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve. The festive period sees e-scooters typically used by more people, said Neuron, some of whom are less familiar …

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Voi launches educational safety campaign as Road Safety Week kicks off

Voi is kicking off Road Safety Week 2021 by launching an educational safety campaign to help keep riders safe this winter. From 15th-21st November, road safety charity Brake is holding its annual week of awareness-raising and, this year, Voi is kicking off its winter safety campaign by sharing top tips …

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Neuron launches major global technology trial

Neuron is launching a global technology trial, set to take place over six months. Starting today, 3rd November, the company will have the first of 1,500 e-scooters in cities across Australia, Canada and the UK. Neuron’s safety-first e-scooters will be fitted with a new ‘e-scooter brain’ which combines three new …

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Bird debuts cutting edge smart sidewalk protection

Bird has announced the first-of-its-kind “smart sidewalk” protection technology – a sensor fusion solution – designed and developed in partnership with u-blox. Smart Sidewalk Protection, which is integrated into Bird’s vehicles, is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and footpaths. As more and more cities look …

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Legalising e-scooters could reduce car use but tight safety regulations needed, says report

A new report published by Centre for London has called on the Government to legalise private and shared e-scooters alongside a comprehensive package of measures to ensure their rollout is safe, affordable, and accessible to all. These include giving Transport for London the power to manage shared e-scooter schemes in …

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Vivacity Labs, CRP partner to improve school street safety in Hackney

Vivacity Labs has teamed up with Cross River Partnership (CRP) to improve school street safety in Hackney as part of the Healthy Streets Everyday programme. CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme is a Mayor of London Air Quality-funded project to empower boroughs, businesses and communities across London to deliver pedestrian-priority healthy …

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Bird launches Community Safety Zones to ensure safety of pedestrians

Bird is working with cities to extend its network of geofenced slow-riding zones. Dubbed Community Safety Zones, these new areas will go a step further than currently required speed zones, focusing on additional centres of high pedestrian activity starting with schools. Bird scooters passing through these new Community Safety Zones …

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