A man died of a ride from a shared power moped in Queens after Revell suspended his service in New York City, making him the second customer to die while using the service in recent weeks.
According to New York Post, Jeremy Malave, 32, Tuesday was moving northward at Woodhaven Boulevard in Middle Village at 3:15 pm ET when he slammed into a street light on a median cycle Revelle, engine lost control, and the vehicle was thrown. The police found at the scene with the trauma of serious head and turned it moved north coast Forest Hills Hospital where he was declared dead. It was not clear whether he has been provided by that wore helmets, which Revelle.
Earlier this month, 26-year-old CBS News reporter Nina Kapoor went to death while riding as a passenger on a moped Reval. Police say the moped driver swam because he believed a car was coming out of a spot and was trying to avoid it. Police said that Kapoor was not wearing a helmet has, as required by the company. The next day, a 38-year-old man was seriously injured in head trauma while riding a Revol scooter in Queens.
On Tuesday, Revol said it would stop service in New York City “until its further notice” while it assessed the safety of its fleet of electric mopeds. The company also operates in Austin, Miami, and Washington, DC, and it recently announced plans to launch in San Francisco soon. A Reveille spokesman declined to answer questions about whether the company is reviewing security measures, or whether it would suspend service in other cities. “At this time, we will not provide any further comment on the matter,” the company said.
New York riders – Starting today, NYC service will be discontinued until further notice. We are reviewing and strengthening our ridership accountability and security measures and communicating with city officials, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.
– Hriavel (@_gohriavel) 28 July 2020
The moped company has proved quite popular since its first launch in New York City in 2018. Since then, the company has seen its ridership reach 300,000 people. Those customers have taken 3 million rides for a total of 10 million miles on Revol’s mopeds. The service has become even more popular this year, with many people using subways and buses due to the coronovirus epidemic and looking for alternative ways to obtain transportation.
It costs $ 19 to sign up for an app-based service. Tap a scooter on the map to reserve it (up to 15 minutes before time) or book it immediately. The cost of each ride starts at $ 1 ($ 2 if you have any tagging) and then $ 0.25 per minute. Each motor scooter comes with two helmets, one big and one small, which is closed at the rear of the cargo compartment.
But the company has also attracted some harsh scrutiny. According to the company, it has been alleged in at least a dozen lawsuits that its mopeds are poorly served and dangerous. Ny1. Revol claims that all its mopeds are inspected by trained mechanics before being allowed on the road. On Monday, Rep. Adriano Aspalett A Manhattan Democrat, called on the New York City government to shut down the service.
After Kapoor’s death Cbs this morning Reveal broadcast footage showing a story of misuse of the company’s scooters by causing customers to ride on congested sidewalks, drive red lights, or engage in other dangerous behavior.
The company responded that the speed of the moped is 30 miles per hour, and must be for a valid driver’s license (but specifically to ride the customers, no motorcycle license). Mopeds are confined to local roads and are not allowed on sidewalks, highways or bridges. Revel users should watch a short instructional video in the app. They have the option of an in-person lessons of 30 minutes. “We take very seriously the reports of security breaches, and we work closely with the authorities in the city to detect any violation.” Revelle said in a statement to CBS.
The company suspended to also track their mopeds using GPS technology and holding customers to break the rules. Earlier this month, Revell suspended more than 1,000 customers for security violations.
On Tuesday, at a press conference, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “unsatisfactory and unacceptable” to protect the approaches to Revel. new York Times. Nevertheless, the company’s decision to suspend the company was its own, not a result of the city’s order.
De blasio says @_GoRevel It was the right thing to decide to shut down. “Unfortunately it has not been proven safe.” Says the city will not allow it to reopen, until it can be secured.
– Erin Durkin (@erinmdurkin) 28 July 2020
It is unclear whether Revel in the future. Problems faced by their counterparts in many people share is facing now electric scooter industry. Scooter startups like Bird and Lime were hit with dozens of lawsuits alleging security violations. And when all the people were or killed, there were many predictions about the imminent demise of the scooter shared ride scooters. Nevertheless, shared scooters are still around and still being plagued by thousands of customers from all over the US, Asia and Europe.