Revell announced on Tuesday that he would cease to operate the epidemic of crashing his motorized scooters in New York City – including two fatal ones.
“New York Riders – Starting Today, NYC Service Will Be Discontinued Until Next Notice,” Electric Moped Sharing Company A tweet stated. “We are reviewing our rider accountability and security measures and communicating with city officials, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.”
The announcement came hours after Jeremy Malway, a 32-year-old Queens man, lost control with his revel scooter and crashed into the borough around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
CBS New York reporter Nina Kapoor, 26, was murdered on July 18, when a rave she crashed in Brooklyn.
And on Saturday, a Revol driver and his passenger were thrown from a moped when they crashed into a pole in upper Manhattan.
Speaking on Tuesday during his daily City Hall press briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio called Revell’s decision to shut down the Big Apple service “for doing the right thing”.
“We have seen many times in the last few days the painful reality of the injured and even the lives lost by people who were just trying to have a pleasant experience and rent a ravel scooter , “De Blasio said.
Hizoner called the case an “unacceptable state of affairs”.
“Revel scooters have proven to be really problematic,” De Blasio said. “It’s really, really dangerous … We got to protect life first.”
The mayor said, “I think it stands to reason that if people are using something that is, in many ways, like a motorcycle without a license, it is the reason that it is in harm’s way to people Can put. “
“I’m very clear with Revell – they can’t open in this city until they find a way to make the service safe,” De Blasio said.
Recent revelations prompted New York rape Andriano Espilat to send a letter to the DMV urging the state to exclude scooters from city streets.
Revel launched in the Big Apple in July 2018, and also operates in other cities such as Austin, Miami, Oakland and Washington, DC.
Scooters can go up to 30 mph top speed and both helmets are included and required with fares.
According to the latest company statistics, the average daily ravel in the Big Apple has doubled from 4,181 at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in New York to 8,881 in late March to early May.
Amid a health crisis, Revel – formerly operating only in Brooklyn and Queens – also expanded service to Manhattan in late March and into the Bronx in late April.