18 December 2020
Neuron and the Australian Road Safety Foundation teams up for #ScootSafe campaign this festive season!
The nationwide campaign aims to remind our valued users to ride safely and follow the rules over the holiday break.
18 December 2020
We’re excited to partner with the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) to launch a #ScootSafe initiative and promote safe riding over the Christmas and New Year holidays. While we have a very low rate of e-scooter incidents across Australia, we’ll like to take this festive season as an opportunity to reinforce the rules and our safety guidelines.
Neuron’s e-scooters are packed with safety features, however like all forms of mobility, complacency over the Christmas and New Year holidays could lead to accidents at a time when families should be enjoying themselves the most, rather than visiting hospitals.
We urge users to be responsible when riding our e-scooters. Please wear a helmet – it’s the law. Each Neuron e-scooter is fitted with an integrated helmet, so use them to protect yourself, even on the shortest trip. Don’t ride in tandem especially with children, and don’t drink and ride!
Here’s a summary of our #ScootSafe campaign’s Top Safety Tips when riding a Neuron e-scooter this holiday season:
- Neuron riders must be 18 years old and above
- Do not ride under the influence of alcohol or any other substance
- E-scooters can only be ridden on the pavement, not on roads or on on-road bicycle lanes
- Only one rider allowed per e-scooter, and no tandem riding with children
- Wearing a helmet is mandatory, there is one on every Neuron e-scooter
- Maintain a safe distance between riders and pedestrians
- Be aware of the riding environment and remove distractions (including earphones)
- Give way to pedestrians and mobility devices (such as wheelchairs) at all times
- Park responsibly, don’t obstruct access areas, don’t park too close to a junction
Riders who don’t follow safety rules risk serious injury, Police prosecution, and could have their accounts suspended. Find out more about your local Riding Rules here.
We can all play our part in ensuring e-scooters are safe for all, reducing the risks to both riders and pedestrians. Happy and safe riding!