Voi and DriveTech create online road safety module for safer e-scooting

Mar 4, 2021

At Voi, we spend a lot of time thinking about and creating ways to make e-scooters safer for everyone who shares the road. That’s why we teamed up with DriveTech — from the AA, the world leader in fleet risk and safety management, and driver training — to deliver an innovative training programme to support our commitment to safe roads and e-scooter use.

Together, we created an online learning module to help our riders and the public become familiar with e-scooters, identify risks on the road, and learn what they can do to encourage road safety. Education is particularly important, because e-scooters are a new form of transportation.

The module is intended to enhance and complement Voi’s existing safe-rider education programme, including RideLikeVoila, the world’s first digital traffic school for e-scooters, which has trained over 500,000 users to date. Topics include safe and sensible parking, responsible riding behaviour, and recognition for other road-users and pedestrians. There’s also a quiz at the end to test knowledge.

Our partnership with DriveTech is just one of many new safety initiatives. We’re also developing online safety webinars for people interested in finding out more about riding and parking e-scooters safely. All webinars include content from our DriveTech learning module. You can find information on webinars at www.voi.com/ride-safe/ and sign up via Eventbrite.

Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, said, “It was clear from talking to our Voi colleagues that safety was simply not going to be a tick-box exercise. The team was passionate to include a component in the learning module that addresses other road users to ensure they are aware of, and sensitive to, the additional presence of e-scooters, and RideLikeVoila is pretty pioneering stuff.”

Interested in taking our module? Visit https://www.voi.com/ride-safe/

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