Our partners at Spin understand the importance of ensuring that their scooter riders are informed not only on how to start and end trips safely, but also on the rules of the road in each city. In 2019, Spin conducted hundreds of in-person safety events and safety-focused group rides to teach new users how to ride a Spin e-scooter.
What is the Spin Safe program?
Available on Spin's website, Spin Safe Digital provides riders with all the information they need to start and end a trip, the rules of the road, and shows proper parking techniques that are ADA compliant. Spin Safe Digital also provides an overview of Spin's sanitation practices for keeping employees safe, and minimizing the potential for viral transmission in Spin warehouses, along with best practices for riders to abide by in this 'new normal.'
With the spread of COVID-19 over the past months, Spin recognizes it will take time for riders and the general public to attend in-person gatherings out of fear of transmitting the virus through person-to-person contact. To address this 'new normal,' Spin decided to take our safety education courses online. Now more people will have access to these materials, and cities will have the ability to work with Spin to customize outreach.
How it Works:
Through the Spin Safe online portal, riders are encouraged to watch five different safety videos that address the following topics:
- COVID-19 Safety Protocols
- Getting Started
- On The Road
- Ending Your Ride
- Making Your Community Safer
Their website also hosts a safety quiz that reinforces the messages seen in the videos about proper rider behavior, including where to ride and how to park. If riders score 100% on the quiz, they earn $5 in Spin credit. Anyone who takes the quiz, regardless of their score, is given the opportunity to order a free helmet, shipped directly to the rider's home.
To learn more about the details of the Spin Safe Program, click here.