Electric scooter sharing company Lime announced today launching a new security campaign called Respect the Ride, who wants to see that the company invests $ 3 million to educate riders on safe scooter practices, distribute helmets and better maintain their bikes and scooters. The announcement comes only days after the company has recalled some of its Segway Ninebot scooters in Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe due to production failures that could lead to battery charging.
Lime asks its riders to take Respect the Ride promise and it will distribute helmets to the first 25,000 people who sign it. In a blog post published today, the company says that it will distribute more than 250,000 free helmets to riders globally over the next six months.
The company also takes on a new trust and security manager, and it will hold education and security cuts with local officials and policemen. Lime says that it seems to cooperate with cities to bring more sheltered cycle paths and better infrastructure for "micro-mobility solutions", such as in-app geofencing to fix malfunctioning parking problems. The company also develops virtual parking zones and features to alert riders when driving on the sidewalk or has parked incorrectly. It is good to know that Lime focuses on the safety of scooters and pedestrians who share the sidewalks.