24 February 2021
Neuron and the Australian Road Safety Foundation launch Student #ScootSafe campaign!
The nationwide campaign aims to promote safe riding for students to coincide with the start of the academic year.
24 February 2021
We’re excited to partner with the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) to launch a Student #ScootSafe initiative and promote safe riding to start the academic year. While we have a very low rate of e-scooter incidents across Australia, a new intake of students often sees many new riders, some of whom are less familiar with the rules.
With a fresh intake of students, e-scooters are used by many new riders, some of whom are less familiar with, or less inclined to follow the rules. This can lead to reports of some riders not wearing safety helmets, others of students riding with more than one person per e-scooter, and a small number of cases of riding under the influence of alcohol.
We urge all users to be responsible when riding our e-scooters. Don’t drink and ride, Don’t ride in tandem, and 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.
To coincide with the campaign Neuron is offering discounted Student Passes which are available in weekly (AUD$24) and monthly (AUD$65) options. The packages will allow users to ride as many times as they want for up to 90 minutes per day for a fixed affordable price. This will result in no additional unlocking fees and savings of up to 90%. For more information visit the Rates & Passes page on the Neuron app.
Here’s a summary of our Student #ScootSafe campaign’s Top Safety Tips when riding a Neuron e-scooter:
- 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!