The electric moped company Revel has worked out a deal with the City of New York to operate again after suspending operations last month following the deaths of two riders.
But the service has added several new requirements. Riders will have to take a safety test that includes 21 questions, and they’ll have to send the company a selfie with a helmet before they can get moving.
“Only after you’ve submitted a selfie showing the you (and a passenger, if you have one) are wearing helmets will the app then enable to moped to power on,” The Verge reports.
Revel also says it’s committing to help people learn the rules of the road.
“The company is also expanding its free in-person lessons across New York City — Revel will now offer over 1,000 lessons per week across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, available to anyone with a Revel account to help new riders adjust to the platform,” says The Verge.
People who see Revel riders acting recklessly can report it to the company at this site.
Today we’re relaunching Revel in the city where it all began. We’re rolling out new and enhanced education, safety, and accountability features, and there are a few things you’ll have to do to start riding again. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/WVySpa2j1L
— Revel (@_GoRevel) August 27, 2020
Thanks to Mark for the tip. Photo by Joe Flood.