Bolt, the mobility super-app, is launching an information campaign for electric scooter users to raise road safety awareness and encourage responsible use of this alternative urban transport solution.
The campaign consists of producing and distributing educational materials in schools and universities on the rules of the electric scooter, approved and authorized by the Ministry of Education, conducting practical road safety education workshops, and participating in road safety education classes already organized in schools. The whole initiative is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Education, the Bucharest Road Brigade, and several partner associations, such as the Association of Blind People in Romania, the Romanian Automobile Club (ACR), the Bucharest Municipal Council of Students, the Association for Education, Development and Youth Involvement (E.D.I.T. Association) and the Coalition for Digital Economy.
The project partners have also agreed to organize a mobility day in 2023, which will include scooter skill competitions and interactive road safety education workshops for children and young people using this means of transport.
Sorin Ion, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Education said:
“We welcome the Bolt and Road Brigade initiative and support the integration of the rules of the electric scooter into the subject matter taught in road safety education classes. Electric scooters can be rented from the age of 14, so knowing the rules of the road from an early age is essential to be able to use public roads as responsibly as possible.”
Claudiu Costea, Deputy Police Commissioner of the Road Traffic Brigade, stressed:
“It is necessary to train teachers on how to use electric scooters, as they are a relatively new means of transport. For the safety of users and other road users, it is very important to respect the traffic rules when using electric scooters.”
Bolt Romania representatives said:
“In just three years since its launch in Romania, Bolt electric scooter rental has become an affordable, user-friendly and sustainable service. User safety is one of our core values and an important objective in which we constantly invest, through close collaboration with local authorities and communities, users, as well as associations concerned with micro-mobility.”
In addition to the initiatives to be rolled out in 2023, Bolt always recommends that users access “Beginner Mode” when using an electric scooter for the first time and carefully go through the set of recommendations and safety measures displayed in the app.
Bolt’s electric scooter rental service is available in more than 230 cities in 25 European countries. Bolt is the largest operator of such services on the continent, with more than 230,000 scooters in use.