Zwings’ #SAFETYFIRST Demo Workshops are a new initiative, designed to promote safe and responsible e-scooting. Our most recent event was held in Chard on May 27th at Holyrood Academy, where we were able to welcome e-scooter enthusiasts from across South Somerset. Following the success of this event, we will be organising a number of workshops across all of our trial areas in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for information on the next event!
What can you expect from these events?
Whether you are a first-time e-scooter user or an experienced rider, we’d love to welcome you to a #SAFETYFIRST Demo Workshop in your trial area. Besides expanding your knowledge around road safety and responsible e-scooter usage, you will also have the opportunity to meet a community of like-minded people who enjoy travelling stylishly and sustainably. Not only that, but we’ll have a few surprises in store, including exciting activities and amazing giveaways Take a peek at a few of the things you can expect from our #SAFETYFIRST agenda to learn more about what happens on the day.
You’ll have the chance to:
- Test our e-scooters in a safe and controlled environment
- Meet some of the Zwings team
- Learn how to use the e-scooter (accelerating, braking, balance control, pulling away and stopping)
- Find out how to behave on the road (signalling, speed control)
- Learn how to use the Zwings app
- Discover how and where to park
- Take part in our special giveaways
- Ask us any question you like!
Why is safety important for us?
E-scooters are a relatively new form of transportation. These vehicles represent a groundbreaking and innovative solution to a number of major challenges, but just as with any mode of transportation, they pose certain risks. At Zwings, we try to mitigate those risks through rider education and rule enforcement.
Some solutions to top safety concerns include:
- Protecting your head
Wearing a helmet on our e-scooters is strongly encouraged. We encourage all Zwings riders to use a helmet through giveaways and other incentives. We continually educate riders about the importance of proper protective headwear through tutorials and in-app reminders.
- Getting comfortable with riding
At our safety events, riders can test our e-scooters in a controlled environment, with access to trainers who will demonstrate basic manoeuvres. We work closely with local stakeholders to ensure our demonstration zones are in areas that are safe for e-scooting.
- Minimising irresponsible riding
Zwings’ fleet marshalls are present in all our locations to make sure riders comply with the safety regulations as well as to answer any questions the community may have. We also have in place a fast and easy to access reporting system that enables residents to notify us of any misuse regarding our e-scooters.
At Zwings, we are very involved in community life. We want their trust and we know that in order to earn it, we need to create a culture of safety and responsibility around our e-scooters. The #SAFETYFIRST Events are part of our effort to show people how they can have fun, connect and ride responsibly.
Zwings CEO Joe Lewin
We are organising a number of #SAFETYFIRST events across our trial areas this summer, so if you missed our event in Chard, don’t worry, more will be coming. Remember to subscribe to our mailing list, and keep up to date with our adventures on social media.
Please scoot safely and responsibly!