BROOKLYN, NY – August 31, 2020 – According to an online news report posted on brooklyn.news12.com, the New York Department of Transportation announced that Revel, the controversial moped-sharing company, is back in operation after making safety improvements. Revel was shut down last month in New York City when three fatal accidents occurred in just a matter of a couple of weeks. Revel is receiving a second chance after making policy changes to improve safety.
According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the number of new moped-sharing users grew substantially, resulting in over 330 accidents producing personal injuries in the initial seven months of 2020. Polly Trottenberg, the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner, stated that late-night riding was one of the accidents’ primary causes. Also, helmet usage was an issue resulting in serious head and neck injuries and deaths.
The new safety rules include a new app where riders will be required to submit a selfie photo dawning a helmet before the scooter permits riding. Also, riders will be required to attend an in-person lesson or pass a 30-question survey. The other safety improvement includes no riding between midnight and 5 a.m. for newer customers.
In addition, the app will allow people to help enforce the rules by allowing witnesses to snap photos of reckless drivers. The app will provide a geocode within the picture so the company will know which rider is on the scooter so they can take corrective action. In addition, Jay Street will now be a new busway that will be available for trucks, buses, and bikes only beginning Monday. Moped users will need to look for a new place to park.
NYC officials stated that they would suspend Revel’s operations if Revel doesn’t follow these new rules.
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