Electric scooter sharing company Rime announced today that it has launched a new safety campaign called Respect the Ride, which is expected to invest $ 3 million in rider training, helmet distribution, bike and scooter maintenance on safety scooter practices. I did. The announcement came days after a collection of Segway Ninebot scooters from Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe due to manufacturing flaws that could lead to battery explosion.
Lime plans to distribute the helmet to the first 25,000 people who have submitted a Ride Respect Vows to Riders and signed them. According to a blog post published today, the company said it will offer more than 250,000 free helmets to riders around the world in the next six months.
The company brings the head of new trust and safety and education safety summit with local government officials and policy makers. Lime wants to partner with the city to improve its protected bike lanes and infrastructure for "micro-mobility solutions" such as in-app geofencing to address inadequate parking problems. The company is also developing a virtual parking area and features to inform drivers that they have boarded or improperly parked on the sidewalk. Lime focuses on the safety of scooter riders as well as pedestrians sharing the sidewalk.