Take the #SaferRide in Brisbane

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Take the #SaferRide in Brisbane

5 quick safety tips for your next scooter ride

1. Helmets first

Do you need to wear a helmet while riding an e-scooter in Brisbane? If you ever had any doubts, the answer is yes! It is mandatory by local laws for all riders to wear a helmet. Anyone caught without a helmet while riding can be fined $130. 

Helmets On
Helmets on and you’re ready to go


All Neuron scooters have a helmet attached. Rule of thumb – make sure you strap on and buckle up before you start the ride! If you spot a scooter missing a helmet, you can also report it to us by scanning the QR code of the scooter. Our operations team will be on the ground as soon as possible to top them up. Similarly, if you spot a stray helmet, you can also let us know about it via any of our social channels, on Facebook or Instagram

Helmets On
Helmets on for a #SaferRide 

2. One at a time

No doubling up when you’re on a scooter! Our current N3 scooters are designed for individual use. When the weight is overloaded, it might cause it to go off-balance, making it more prone to accidents. So remember – just one at a time!

One Time
One at a time


3. Watch your speed

The Queensland road rules state that the speed limit for rideables, such as e-scooters are capped at a maximum speed of 25km/h. Not to worry if you are on a Neuron scooter as the default speed on our scooters are set to the first mode at 15km/h. The maximum speed on our scooters are capped at 25km/h. You can also refer to how fast you’re going from our scooter dashboard.

Quicksilver
Shouldn’t be this quick on a scooter


To further ensure the safety for all users, we have geofencing technology to set up designated speed zones across the Brisbane CBD. Once a scooter enter such Low Speed Zone (denoted by the shaded area in yellow on our in-app map), our scooter will automatically reduce its speed. Nevertheless, it is always important to stay alert and look out for any pedestrians or oncoming traffic.

4. Off the road
This might not be exactly Old Town Road, but the Brisbane roads are definitely not for any horses or scooters. When you’re on a scooter, keep off the road at all times. The only time when you are permitted to do so is when crossing the road or to avoid obstructions on footpaths.

Old Town Road
Even on Old Town Road, no scooters allowed

 

5. Kerbside, best side

Where should you end a trip after completing a ride? We have parking stations located across the city (denoted by the parking P icon) and we strongly encourage all riders to practice considerate riding habits by returning to these locations (PS: There’s a little reward when you return the scooters there!).

When parking the scooters, always park it near the kerbside (at least 75cm away from kerb)  and avoid blocking any footpaths. It is never a nice sight to have scooters or bicycles lying around and obstructing the way. If you happen to spot any non-compliant parking, do contact us through our social channels and our operations team will attend to it as soon as possible. 

Game of Thrones
Would ya park on the kerbside?

Let’s do our part for a more pleasant and safer travel journey for all.

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5 safety tips for your next electric scooter ride

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5 safety tips for your next electric scooter ride

Get familiar with these tips for a #SaferRide

The use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMD), such as electric scooters has been growing in popularity across the world. Whether is it for daily commutes or delivery of goods, they have changed the way we live and travel. At Neuron, safety is our top priority.

To ensure better public safety and minimise the risk of accidents happening, here are 5 simple tips which you can follow for a #SaferRide.

1. One rider per scooter

The more the merrier, but not on a scooter! The current Neuron scooters are designed for individual use. When the weight is overloaded, it might cause the scooter to go off-balance, making it more prone to accidents. So remember – one at a time!

#SaferRide tips - One rider at a time
It’s always fun to scoot in a group, but remember – one rider per scooter


2. Obey all laws

Regardless whether we are crossing the street as a pedestrian or driving on the roads, we need to abide by the traffic laws and it’s the same for scooter riders! With the increasing use of such PMDs, different cities have adapted different forms of regulations. As members of the public, it is our duty to obey such laws for a safer community.

#SaferRide tips - Obey all laws
In Singapore, the speed limit permitted on footpaths are capped at 10km/h (Source: LTA)


3. Pay attention to your surroundings

Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings while riding! The rule of thumb is to ditch any form of distractions. Any activities that impede your hearing or sight, could increase the risk of overlooking potential hazard. Such examples include wearing headphones or taking a call, while on the road.

#SaferRide tips - Pay attention to surroundings
Be a responsible rider by paying attention to your surroundings


4. Lookout for uneven, protruding and wet surfaces

Uneven surfaces such as potholes and bumps could be a potential hazard for riders, especially for those who are going on a higher speed. Be sure to keep a lookout for such road hurdles and slow down your speed or stop when necessary. Wet surfaces after a rainy day might also cause roads to be extra slippery, so be aware!

#SaferRide tips - Lookout for uneven, protruding and wet surfaces
Slow and steady! Always keep an eye out for uneven surfaces


5. Park at preferred parking stations

End the trip responsibly by parking your scooter at a preferred parking station! It is never a nice sight to have bikes or scooters lying around and obstructing the way. Besides, these stations can be easily spotted and located within the app. So let’s do our part for a more pleasant and safer travel journey for all. #SaferRide

#SaferRide tips - Park at preferred parking stations
E-scooter parking zones in Bangkok


Have another safety tip to share? Tag us with the hashtag #SaferRide and follow us on
Facebook and Instagram at @neuron_mobility!

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