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New training modules for e-scooters and e-bikes

New training modules are available to help support safety for users of e-scooters and e-bikes.

Micro-mobility operator Dott, and road-risk training provider DriveTech, have joined forces to provide the training that aims to educate individuals around the benefits of e-scooters and e-bikes and how to ride responsibly.

Dott is also offering on-street and in-person training sessions in London, where participants will be gifted Dott safety swag packs, which includes cycle helmets.

Duncan Robertson, UK general manager at Dott, said: “Safety and safety education is central to Dott and we felt DriveTech had the right blend of road safety training experience, profile and knowledge to help us.

“We now have two comprehensive training modules to help educate and inform our e-scooter and e-bike users respectively and are excited for riders across the UK to benefit from the training.

“From safe use, responsible parking, awareness of other road users, and how to share the road responsibly, these training modules will help to educate and inform e-scooter and e-bike riders.

“To ensure maximum engagement we will be providing incentives to individuals for completing the online training, offering riding credit for successful completion.”

London e-scooter trial begins in June

Dott has recently been appointed as one of three TfL partners for the London-wide e-scooter rental trials starting in June

Dott’s e-scooters feature 12-inch wheels, a triple braking system and a wide standing board, alongside swappable, battery technology.

It's e-bikes – set to be rolled out in London in summer 2021 – also share the swappable, battery tech, according to Dott.

Charlie Norman, managing director at DriveTech, said: “We are increasingly working to support a wider range of different road users, providing critical road, rider and driver safety training and positive interventions.

“We have fully embraced the move to more eco-friendly, low-emission modes of transport.

“Our EV training portfolio is growing by the day, and we are pleased to support Dott, especially in the urban environment, to help make the use of their e-scooters and e-bikes as safe and effective as possible."

The Government has extended the end date of e-scooter trials until March 31, 2022, meaning it could be mid-2023 before any legislation permitting their use is introduced, the Times has revealed.

MPs on the Transport Committee have called on the Government to legalise e-scooters to help reduce congestion.

E-scooters are already legally used in a number of other countries across the world and the Irish Government’s said it would prioritise the legalisation of e-scooters in its summer session legislative programme.

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